provider

Definitions

  • 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.)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n provider someone who provides the means for subsistence
    • n provider someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service
    • n Provider One who provides, furnishes, or supplies; one who procures what is wanted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Eating eight strawberries will provide you with more Vitamin C than an orange
    • n provider One who provides, furnishes, or supplies.
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Quotations

  • Charles F. Kettering
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    “The future can be anything we want it to be, providing we have the faith and that we realize that peace, no less than war, required blood and sweat and tears.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “A mousetrap always provides free cheese.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
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    “Chance is the providence of adventurers.”
  • Francis Schaeffer
    Francis Schaeffer
    “Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life.”
  • Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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    “A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.”
  • Tom Jaine
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    “If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong.”

Idioms

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

In literature:

Robbers of their earnings, yet watchful sentinels round their interests, and kind providers for their comfort?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The whole policy of the Southern slave system goes to provide it.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
I said to myself, 'The Lord did provide for Abraham, but He won't provide for me.
"The Wonders of Prayer" by Various
It was even provided with a little sail, which did very well before the wind.
"The Crater" by James Fenimore Cooper
Most of the farms have woodlots which provide fuel, fencing, and some lumber.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
Recreation is provided by means of parks, public playgrounds, and open-air gymnasiums.
"Our Government: Local, State, and National: Idaho Edition" by J.A. James
The means provided for paying the interest on the public debt, with all other expenses of Government, are more than ample.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant" by James D. Richardson
The question of providing for the preservation and growth of the Library of Congress is also one of national importance.
"Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes" by James D. Richardson
Other sections provide for the full enforcement of this law.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Here again we trace the Providence that shaped his career.
"The Personal Life Of David Livingstone" by William Garden Blaikie
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In poetry:

Rest in the Lord, and keep his way,
Nor let your anger rise,
Though Providence should long delay
To punish haughty vice.
"Psalm 37 part 1" by Isaac Watts
But if thy saints deserve rebuke,
Thou hast a gentler rod;
Thy providence's and thy book
Shall make them know their God.
"Psalm 94 part 1" by Isaac Watts
All we do, or think of doing,
Let Thy providence control;
Still our onward path pursuing
Till we reach th'appointed goal.
"Help sought from God" by John Bowring
My fainting flesh had died with grief
Had not my soul believed,
To see thy grace provide relief;
Nor was my hope deceived.
"Psalm 27 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Thanks to the gracious Providence
That brings us here once more;
For memories of the good behind
And hopes of good before.
"June On The Merrimac" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Alone with Him in this great calm,
I live not by the outward sense;
My Nile his love, my sheltering palm
His providence."
"The Hermit of Thebaid" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

In addition to responsibly providing an array of innovative and cherished brands and products, America's bars and taverns provide jobs to millions and a setting for camaraderie, friendship and hospitality like no other.
As part of the agreement, Steelhead will provide Lightning on-going access to the accumulators it needs to ramp up production, and Lightning will provide Steelhead with engineering, sales, and marketing support.
Employers have the option of providing the notice electronically, but workers must be able to access, acknowledge and print a copy of the notice for their records on a workplace-provided computer.
Since 2004 GIK Acoustics has provided the largest selection of highest quality products at affordable prices as well as providing clients with a professional design and support staff to achieve a quality acoustic space.
EAST PROVIDENCE — The following report was culled from the East Providence Police Department log from Sept 11 through Sept 18.
Provided by Storey Publishing (The Denver Post Provided by Storey Publishing).
Web host ViaWest is providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to logistics software provider Cadre Technologies, so Cadre can help its customers outsource hosting and IT services.
This company provides design and engineering services to oil drillers, cell phone service providers, companies that make clean water systems and any other business looking for effective problem-solving done at breakneck speed.
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education Wednesday night, Oct 10, hosts a "MEET THE CANDIDATES" running for East Providence School Committee in the November election.
Almost a year ago I asked Lane County employees to brainstorm about ways to provide better customer service with our limited resources and to provide necessary services in a more efficient way.
But hey, this discussion provides plenty of teaching moments for those kids: Math (what would it cost to provide food, water, security, and medical care for one person during the walk?).
The park provides public access to 10,000-acre Lake Texana that provides fishing, boating, and other recreational opportunities for more than 40,000 visitors per year.
Asset tracking and protection technology provider cancels its agreement to buy institutional and corporate security provider.
Sheridan County Tobacco Prevention Coalition is getting the word out on the dangers of smokeless tobacco by providing special awareness kits to local health care providers and dentists.
Could we have a new ticket provider in the US While I think more competition will lower fees, I'm not so sure the News Corp. Could we have a new ticket provider in the US While.
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In science:

Apart from providing the foundational results necessary for the next chapter, this chapter can also be seen as providing a unifying account that merges the thus-far separately treated theories that surround OR and SR.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Using the explicit description of gα provided in §4.1, we provide examples considering three cases for α and β : (i) {α = εI , β = εI ′ }, (ii) {α = εI ,j , β = εI ′ , j /∈ I }, (iii) {α = εI ,j , β = εI ′ ,j ′ , j /∈ I , j ′ /∈ I ′}.
Cominuscule parabolics of simple finite dimensional Lie superalgebras
Rather than providing as many features as possible, the pro ject’s goal has been to provide solid implementations.
Scikit-learn: Machine Learning in Python
How will the temperature adjust to provide this increased flux? The radiation limits provide guidance, but we must interpret radiative–convective model output (from Naka jima et al., 1992) to see how these limits interact (figure 5).
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Of course, the results for q1 , q2 and q3 , in should be thought as providing a portion of the whole values to the three constants, since other effects can provide curvature induced interactions between the fields, and all the effects should be summed together.
Light propagation with non-minimal couplings in a two-component cosmic dark fluid with an Archimedean-type force and unlighted cosmological epochs
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