Definition of Provide

1. Verb. Give something useful or necessary to. "We provided the room with an electrical heater"




2. Verb. Give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance. "They provide the people the food"; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

3. Verb. Determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation. "The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"
Generic synonyms: Condition, Qualify, Specify, Stipulate
Derivative terms: Provision

4. Verb. Mount or put up. "Offer resistance"
Exact synonyms: Offer, Put Up
Generic synonyms: Engage, Wage

5. Verb. Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain. "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"
Exact synonyms: Allow, Allow For, Leave
Generic synonyms: Afford, Give, Yield
Related verbs: Admit, Allow

6. Verb. Supply means of subsistence; earn a living. "Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon"
Exact synonyms: Bring Home The Bacon
Generic synonyms: Support
Derivative terms: Provision

7. Verb. Take measures in preparation for. "Provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"
Generic synonyms: Fix, Gear Up, Prepare, Ready, Set, Set Up
Derivative terms: Provident

Definition of Provide

1. v. t. To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare.

2. 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.

Definition of Provide

1. Verb. To make a living; earn money for necessities. ¹

2. Verb. To act to prepare for something. ¹

3. Verb. To determine the form of some situations, by means of a stipulation or condition. ¹

4. Verb. To give what is needed or desired, especially basic needs. ¹

5. Verb. To furnish with, cause to be present. ¹

6. Verb. To make possible or attainable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Provide

1. to supply [v -VIDED, -VIDING, -VIDES] - See also: supply

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Literary usage of Provide

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1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William L. Hickey, United States (1847)
"provided, That each state may by law provide for the filling of any vacancy or vacancies which may occur in its college of electors when such college meets ..."

2. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"provided, That each state may by law provide for the filling of any vacancy or vacancies which may occur in its college of electors when such college meets ..."

3. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"provided, That each state may by law provide for the filling of any vacancy or vacancies which may occur in its college of electors when such college meets ..."

4. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1862)
""An act to provide the means to pay the indebtedness of the State incurred for the enlargement and completion of the canals, and to increase the revenue of ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... and to provide social insurance and old age pensions; co-operative purchasing and credit associations both in urban industries and in agriculture; ..."

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