• Plan of a Princely Storehouse for Provisions
    Plan of a Princely Storehouse for Provisions
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v provision supply with provisions
    • n provision the activity of supplying or providing something
    • n provision the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
    • n provision a stipulated condition "he accepted subject to one provision"
    • n provision a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Provision (R. C. Ch) A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
    • Provision (Eng. Hist) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
    • Provision Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; -- often in the plural. "And of provisions laid in large,
      For man and beast."
    • Provision That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation. "Making provision for the relief of strangers."
    • Provision That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions.
    • Provision The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
    • v. t Provision To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison. "They were provisioned for a journey."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n provision Foreseeing; foresight.
    • n provision The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
    • n provision A measure taken beforehand; something arranged or prepared in advance; a preparation; provident care.
    • n provision Accumulation of stores or materials beforehand; a store or stock provided.
    • n provision Specifically, a stock of food provided; hence, victuals; food; provender: usually in the plural.
    • n provision In law, a stipulation; a rule provided; a distinct clause in an instrument or statute; a rule or principle to be referred to for guidance: as, the provisions of law; the provisions of the constitution. It is sometimes used of unwritten as well as of written laws and constitutions.
    • n provision plural Certain early or medieval English statutes. See phrases below.
    • n provision In eccles, law, promotion to office by an ecclesiastical superior; especially, appointment by the Pope to a see or benefice in advance of the next vacancy, setting aside the regular patron's right of nomination. Canonical provision consists of designation, collation or institution, and installation. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the Pope made frequent provisions to bishoprics and livings in England, but these acts were strenuously resisted. See Statute of Provisors, under provisor.
    • provision To provide with things necessary; especially, to supply with a store of food.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Provision prō-vizh′un act of providing: that which is provided or prepared: measures taken beforehand: a clause in a law or a deed: a rule for guidance: an appointment by the pope to a benefice not yet vacant: preparation: previous agreement: a store of food: provender
    • v.t Provision to supply with provisions or food
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  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.”
  • Aristotle
    “Education is the best provision for old age.”
  • Wes Smith
    Wes Smith
    “Seek but provision of bread and wine, fools to flatter, and clothing fine; and nothing of God shall ever be thine.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “Democracy divides people into workers and loafers. It makes no provision for those who have no time to work.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Tell me doctor, with all of your defenses, are there any provisions for an attack by killer bees?”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. provisio,: cf. F. provision,. See Provide


In literature:

I begged to accompany him; and he giving directions to the men to land the stores and provisions, we set off.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
With this provision I returned to my companions, and sat down by their side.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
We have plenty of provisions, although we fish to help them out.
"The Little Savage" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Here they stayed three days, and furnished themselves with provisions.
"The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis" by Xenophon
With us we took a tent, provisions and a French man to cook.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
We have provisions enough for supper and breakfast.
"Breaking Away" by Oliver Optic
The fatal raft was then begun to be constructed, which would, they said, carry provisions for every one.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
Some of their provisions they buried here as a reserve.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Very rare are instances where the state makes special provision for the care of, or extends special poor relief to, any of its deaf population.
"The Deaf" by Harry Best
He found three caravels on the point of sailing, to carry provisions to the colony.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith

In poetry:

From the provisions of thy house
We shall be fed with sweet repast;
There mercy like a river flows,
And brings salvation to our taste.
"Psalm XXXVI: High in the Heav'ns" by Isaac Watts
Let all the creatures, thou dost fill,
For ever praise thee, whilst they live,
And bless thy loving-kindness still For the provision thou dost give.
"Grace After Dinner" by Rees Prichard
She will be heard; she chirps me loud
    When I forget those gravest cares,
Her small provision to supply—
    Clear water or the seedsman's wares.
"A Caged Bird" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Yet, the bright tear of pity bedews my fond eyes,
When I think that for MAN the dear victims must fall,
While nature such stores of provision supplies,
And the bounties of Heaven are common to all.
"Pastoral Stanzas" by Mary Darby Robinson
"At home is stocked provision,
And to-night, without suspicion,
We might bear it with us to a covert near;
Such sin, to save a childing wife, would earn it Christ's remission,
Though none forgive it here!"
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy
Then women and children were first put into them,
Also a quantity of provisions, then followed the men;
And as soon as the boats were loaded they left the steamer's side,
To be tossed to and fro on the ocean wide.
"The Burning of the Steamer 'City of Montreal'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

I question whether it would be difficult to enforce a rule or declaration provision banning renters from having pets in a condominium, while owners are allowed to have them.
The administration itself has abandoned a long-term health-care provision for seniors, and the Supreme Court will decide soon whether to take up the law.
Most of the provisions of the much-discussed, and much feared, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, won't take place until 2017.
Bush will be visiting Billings in May He will represent the Montana Missions Banquet during their fundraiser for Provision International, "Providers of Hope".
He is coming on behalf of Provision International, a ministry that helps people in need worldwide.
I think that a president should be elected for two terms and then be out, with the provision that he can be "kicked" out if he isn't doing his job.
Oregon lawmakers agreed Saturday to spare public safety agencies from deep cuts but suspend most provisions of a voter-passed law mandating longer sentences for repeat property offenders and drug dealers.
A nondisclosure of proprietary information provision should be included in all your employment, third-party billing, service and managed care contracts.
Tat's Delicatessen, a Happy Hour for Pre-Game Provisioning.
Daunting task ahead as lawmakers fight over provisions.
Certainly this is the case with the provision in Measure EE that would ban the use of red-light cameras in Newport Beach.
On the verge of declaring the key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, but then stepping back.
Olympic Provisions delivers the salami for Valentine's Day The Portland restaurant and cured meats specialist delivers singing salamigrams to customers for Valentine's Day weekend.
Lease provision warns of deposit increase.
The bill includes provisions to allow oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife refuge and to shield makers of the gasoline additive MTBE from water contamination lawsuits.

In science:

Concluding Remarks Dynamic provisioning is an effective technique in reducing server energy consumption in data centers, by turning off unnecessary servers to save energy.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
In this paper, we design online dynamic provisioning algorithms with zero or partial future workload information available.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
Our results also lead to a fundamental observation that under the cost model that a running server consumes a fixed amount energy per unit time, future workload information beyond the critical window will not improve the dynamic provisioning performance.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
Insights along this line provides useful understanding on the bene fit of knowing future workload in dynamic provisioning.
Simple and Effective Dynamic Provisioning for Power-Proportional Data Centers
The EMCal will also incorporate provision for support of itself in the fully assembled configuration, any maintenance configuration, and for assembly/disassembly and integration of component segments.
sPHENIX: An Upgrade Concept from the PHENIX Collaboration