• Fishing provided food as well as recreation for the colonists. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
    Fishing provided food as well as recreation for the colonists. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • conj Provided On condition; by stipulation; with the understanding; if; -- usually followed by that; as, provided that nothing in this act shall prejudice the rights of any person whatever.☞ This word is strictly a participle, and the word being is understood, the participle provided agreeing with the whole sentence absolute, and being equivalent to this condition being previously stipulated or established. "Provided the deductions are logical, they seem almost indifferent to their truth."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service
    • provided This (or it) being understood, conceded, or established; on (this) condition; on these terms: in this sense always introducing a clause of condition or exception, and followed by that (expressed or understood).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Consuming chocolate was once considered a sin during the 16th and 17th century. During that time it was provided in the form of a drink and since drinking wine during lent was a sin, so was drinking chocolate
    • conj Provided (often with that) on condition: upon these terms: with the understanding
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  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “A small family is soon provided for.”
  • Yiddish Proverb
    Yiddish Proverb
    “God will provide -- ah, if only He would till He does!”
  • Margaret Fuller
    “Nature provides exceptions to every rule.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Opportunity is no more than a better way of serving and providing for humanities needs.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “All things come to him who waits -- provided he knows what he is waiting for.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Companies that give excellent service reward employees for providing it.”


Tempt providence - If you tempt providence, you take a risk that may well have unpleasant consequences. ('Tempt fate' is also used.)


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. providērepro, before, vidēre, to see.


In literature:

And I may not omite hear a spetiall worke of Gods providence.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
The girls of the establishment may be provided with a club house.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
He could do without the entertainment she provided, but it would be inconvenient doing without the information she let him eavesdrop on.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Begin modestly and provide room for extension as the work progresses.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
The simple swineherd cannot fathom the ways of Providence, still he believes in that Providence; he is divinely loyal.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
But thus early also did he find God a faithful Provider and Friend in need.
"George Muller of Bristol" by Arthur T. Pierson
They provide the principles for training and for increasing the probability of success in battle.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
To this one thing all Providence is concentrating, and this is the key that unseals prophecy and Providence.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
But the Lord has provided and will provide.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
A branch redemption agency was established at Providence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various

In poetry:

Meek child of Providence, true child of grace,
Beloved, devoted teacher of the young!
Ah! never stranger tale of love than thine,
Sweet "Bamba," has the raptured poet sung.
"Duleep Singh" by Janet Hamilton
Who wou'd not now the world and all its woe,
And all its riches, quit — that he might cleave
To his Redeemer, and to heaven go;
Provided that th' Almighty gave him leave?
"Another Conference Between The Devout Sick Man, And His Soul" by Rees Prichard
I lived in those times, yet I was free.
I watched the river, the earth, the sky,
Turning around me, keeping their balance,
The seasons provided their birds and their honey.
"Epitaph" by Robert Desnos
What Thou shalt to-day provide,
Let me as a child receive;
What to-morrow may betide,
Calmly to thy wisdom leave:
'Tis enough that Thou wilt care;
Why should I the burden bear?
"Quiet, Lord, My Froward Heart" by John Newton
O Sacred Providence, who from end to end
Strongly and sweetly movest! shall I write,
And not of thee, through whom my fingers bend
To hold my quill? shall they not do thee right?
"Providence" by George Herbert
Aye patient, an hopefu', an' cheerfu', the wife
Wad never be beat in the battle o' life;
But the man he wud murmur, an' say in his min'
That Providence never to him had been kin'.
"Grannie's Tale: A Ballad o'Memorie" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Guard has provided missing element to Bears O-line while providing safety, security to family.
These programs have been initiated to recognize employers who utilize ETCP Certified Technicians, as well as labor providers who provide ETCP Certified Technicians to job sites.
Jen Hall, of, provides practical tips for providing staff encouragement .
The key has been creation of a single universal form for front-line service providers to refer seniors to other providers.
Providence operates Hood River County's only hospital and many local doctors are members of the Providence Medical Group.
PROVIDENCE — Dating back several seasons, the very idea of placing Providence College and "defense" in the same sentence resulted in snickering along with several knee slaps.
In this photo provided by WaterFire Providence, the illuminated fish of Clear Currents 2011 are shown mounted on boats.
The non-profit organization provides… people by providing high-quality education for adults.
PROVIDENCE VILLAGE — An appeals court has ruled in favor of the Mustang Special Utility District in its dispute with Providence Village over the right to provide water to the town.
Gianelli offered to provide the labor for the project if TUD would provide the pipe .
Courtesy East Providence Animal Control Center (EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.).
This module, provided by Digi-Key and Osram, will provide an overview of OSRAM's RGB product portfolio and discuss the features, benefits, and potential applications.
However, 85% of IT professionals are confident in their cloud provider 's ability to provide a secure environment for their data.
National Provider Appreciation Day is a special day to recognize child care providers , teachers and educators of young children everywhere.
We asked circulators and fulfillment providers to weigh in on the best kept secrets of choosing a fulfillment provider , and how to best prepare for a new partnership.

In science:

We are grateful to Las Campanas Observatory for the support provided to our observers, and to the CNTAC for providing the large amounts of telescope time which were necessary to complete this pro ject.
The Araucaria Project. The Distance to the Sculptor Group Galaxy NGC 55 from a Newly Discovered Abundant Cepheid Population
While provided a framework for studying SP by connecting it to concrete mathematical objects such as cores and Markov random fields, it did not provide results on the act ual structure of the solution space of random k-CNF formulas.
On the Solution-Space Geometry of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
Recent studies of WMAP and BOOMERANG data provide mild evidence for this effect , and future studies at PLANCK and CMBpol can provide sharpened constraints .
Observing Dark Matter via the Gyromagnetic Faraday Effect
Note that proposition 8.15 provides a polynomial time algorithm for deciding if Zm ∩ A is non-empty and in this case it provides in polynomial time a vector (x1 , x2 ) ∈ Zm ∩ A.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
In this section we provide a polynomial time algorithm for deciding if the set represented by a FDVA is Presburger-definable and in this case we provide in polynomial time a Presburger formula that defines the same set.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata