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    Definition:
    Provide - (v. t.) To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare.
    Provide - (v. t.) To supply; to afford; to contribute.
    Provide - (v. t.) To furnish; to supply; -- formerly followed by of, now by with.
    Provide - (v. t.) To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as, the contract provides that the work be well done.
    Provide - (v. t.) To foresee.
    Provide - (v. t.) To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See Provisor.
    Provide - (v. i.) 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.
    Provide - (v. i.) To stipulate previously; to condition; as, the agreement provides for an early completion of the work.
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    Disprovide - (v. t.) Not to provide; to fail to provide.
    Improvided - (a.) Unforeseen; unexpected; not provided against; unprepared.
    Improvidence - (n.) The quality of being improvident; want of foresight or thrift.
    Improvident - (a.) Not provident; wanting foresight or forethought; not foreseeing or providing for the future; negligent; thoughtless; as, an improvident man.
    Improvidentially - (adv.) Improvidently.
    Improvidently - (adv.) In a improvident manner.
    Overprovident - (a.) Too provident.
    Preprovide - (v. t.) To provide beforehand.
    Provided - (imp. & p. p.) of Provide
    Provided - (conj.) 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.
    Providence - (n.) The act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation.
    Providence - (n.) Foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which God manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience.
    Providence - (n.) A manifestation of the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction.
    Providence - (n.) Prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality.
    Provident - (a.) Foreseeing wants and making provision to supply them; prudent in preparing for future exigencies; cautious; economical; -- sometimes followed by of; as, aprovident man; an animal provident of the future.
    Providential - (a.) Effected by, or referable to, divine direction or superintendence; as, the providential contrivance of thing; a providential escape.
    Providently - (adv.) In a provident manner.
    Providentness - (n.) The quality or state of being provident; carefulness; prudence; economy.
    Provider - (n.) One who provides, furnishes, or supplies; one who procures what is wanted.
    Unprovide - (v. t.) To deprive of necessary provision; to unfurnish.
    Unprovident - (a.) Improvident.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Provide - v. (-ding) 1 supply, furnish (provided me with food; provided a chance). 2 a (usu. Foll. By for, against) make due preparation. B (usu. Foll. By for) take care of a person etc. With money, food, etc. (provides for a large family). 3 (usu. Foll. By that) stipulate in a will, statute, etc. provider n. [latin provideo -vis- foresee]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Improvident - adj. 1 lacking foresight. 2 profligate; wasteful. 3 incautious. improvidence n. Improvidently adv.
    Provided - conj. (often foll. By that) on the condition or understanding that.
    Providence - n. 1 protective care of god or nature. 2 (providence) god in this aspect. 3 foresight; thrift. [latin: related to *provide]
    Provident - adj. Having or showing foresight; thrifty. [latin: related to *provide]
    Providential - adj. 1 of or by divine foresight or interposition. 2 opportune, lucky. providentially adv.
    Provident society - n. = *friendly society.

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