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Definitions of provision

  1. To supply with food, etc.; as, to provision an army. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To furnish with food. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To supply with provisions or food. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To supply with provisions. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To supply with food. See Provide. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To supply with articles of food; to victual. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one provision" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. The act of providing, or making previous preparation. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; -- often in the plural. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. The act of preparing beforehand; the things supplied, especially a stock of food; a condition, requirement, etc.; as, a provision of a will. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Act of providing: that which is provided or prepared: measures taken beforehand: preparation: previous agreement: a store of food: provender. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Act of providing; anything provided; preparation; food. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Measures taken in advance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A supply of food. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A stipulation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The act of providing or making previous preparation; things provided; preparation; measures beforehand; stores or stock provided; food; fare; provender; previous stipulation or agreement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Care or measures taken beforehand; terms settled; care taken; food; the thing or things provided or collected. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for provision

  1. Why, here is provision enough for all the people, said Henry; why should they want? – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald
  2. Such a thought more easily rises to the mind when it is known that many cases have occurred in new settlements where the building of State houses has gone far ahead of the ability of the community to arrange for the provision of playing fields, halls, and clubs. – Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents The Mazengarb Report (1954) by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
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