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providemore about provide


  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Provide  \Pro*vide"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Provided};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Providing}.]  [L.  providere,  provisum  pro  before  + 
  videre  to  see  See  {Vision},  and  cf  {Prudent},  {Purvey}.] 
  1.  To  look  out  for  in  advance;  to  procure  beforehand;  to  get 
  collect,  or  make  ready  for  future  use  to  prepare. 
  ``Provide  us  all  things  necessary.''  --Shak. 
  2.  To  supply;  to  afford;  to  contribute. 
  Bring  me  berries,  or  such  cooling  fruit  As  the  kind 
  hospitable  woods  provide.  --Milton. 
  3.  To  furnish;  to  supply;  --  formerly  followed  by  of  now  by 
  with  ``And  yet  provided  him  of  but  one.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  ``Rome  .  .  .  was  well  provided  with  corn.''  --Arbuthnot. 
  4.  To  establish  as  a  previous  condition;  to  stipulate;  as 
  the  contract  provides  that  the  work  be  well  done 
  5.  To  foresee. 
  Note:  [A  Latinism]  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
  6.  To  appoint  to  an  ecclesiastical  benefice  before  it  is 
  vacant.  See  {Provisor}.  --Prescott. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Provide  \Pro*vide"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  procure  supplies  or  means  in  advance;  to  take  measures 
  beforehand  in  view  of  an  expected  or  a  possible  future 
  need  especially  a  danger  or  an  evil;  --  followed  by 
  against  or  for  as  to  provide  against  the  inclemency  of 
  the  weather;  to  provide  for  the  education  of  a  child. 
  Government  is  a  contrivance  of  human  wisdom  to 
  provide  for  human  wants  --Burke. 
  2.  To  stipulate  previously;  to  condition;  as  the  agreement 
  provides  for  an  early  completion  of  the  work 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  provide  or  furnish  with  "We  provided  the  room  with  an 
  electrical  heater"  [syn:  {supply},  {render},  {furnish}] 
  2:  provide  what  is  desired  or  needed,  esp.  support,  food  or 
  sustenance;  "The  hostess  provided  lunch  for  all  the 
  guests"  [syn:  {supply},  {ply},  {cater}] 
  3:  determine  (what  is  to  happen  in  certain  contingencies), 
  esp.  by  including  a  proviso  condition;  "The  will  provides 
  that  each  child  should  receive  half  of  the  money" 
  4:  mount  or  put  up  "put  up  a  good  fight";  "offer  resistance" 
  [syn:  {put  up},  {offer}] 

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