What does Providence mean?

Definitions for Providenceˈprɒv ɪ dəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Providence, capital of Rhode Island(noun)

    the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University

  2. providence(noun)

    the guardianship and control exercised by a deity

    "divine providence"

  3. providence(noun)

    a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures

  4. providence(noun)

    the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources

Wiktionary

  1. Providence(ProperNoun)

    God, or a guardian deity.

  2. Providence(ProperNoun)

    Any of several cities in the United States, especially the capital of Rhode Island

  3. providence(Noun)

    The prudent care and management of resources.

    His providence in saving for his old age is exemplary.

  4. providence(Noun)

    The careful guardianship exercised by a deity.

  5. providence(Noun)

    A manifestation of divine care or direction.

  6. Origin: From providence, from providentia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Providence(noun)

    the act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation

  2. Providence(noun)

    foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which God manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience

  3. Providence(noun)

    a manifestation of the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction

  4. Providence(noun)

    prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality

  5. Origin: [L. providentia: cf. F. providence. See Provident, and cf. Prudence.]

Freebase

  1. Providence

    Providence is the capital and most populous city in Rhode Island and was one of the first cities established in the United States. Located in Providence County, it is the third largest city in the New England region. The city proper population of 178,042 anchors the 37th largest metropolitan population in the country, with an estimated MSA population of 1,600,856, exceeding that of Rhode Island by about 60% because of its reaching into southern Massachusetts. This MSA in turn is part of the larger Greater Boston commuting area, which contains 7.6 million people. Situated at the mouth of the Providence River, at the head of Narragansett Bay, the city's small footprint is crisscrossed by seemingly erratic streets and contains a rapidly changing demographic. Providence was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of "God's merciful Providence" which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers to settle. After being one of the first cities in the country to industrialize, Providence became noted for its jewelry and silverware industry. Today, the City of Providence is home to eight hospitals and seven institutions of higher learning, which has shifted the city's economy into service industries, though it still retains significant manufacturing activity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Providence

    prov′i-dens, n. timely preparation: (theol.) the foresight and care of God over all His creatures: God, considered in this relation: something occurring in which God's care is clearly shown: prudence in managing one's affairs.—adjs. Prov′ident, seeing beforehand, and providing for the future: cautious: prudent: economical; Providen′tial, effected by, or proceeding from, divine providence.—advs. Providen′tially; Prov′idently.—n. Prov′identness. [L. provid-ens, -entis, pr.p. of providēre.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Providence

    a seaport and semi-capital of Rhode Island, U.S., on a river of the name, 44 m. SW. of Boston; it is a centre of a large manufacturing district, and has a large trade in woollens, jewellery, and hardware; has a number of public buildings, and institutions, churches, schools, libraries, and hospitals, as well as beautiful villas and gardens.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Providence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Providence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Waddell Alexander, II:

    The true recipe for a miserable existence is to quarrel with Providence.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Providence protects children and idiots. I know because I have tested it.

  3. Epictetus:

    Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to demonstrate a Providence to an humble and grateful mind.

  4. Steve McNeal:

    Obviously, anyone who can engage in an affair for months and at the same time carry on by still claiming to be 'with firm reliance on divine providence,' there are a lot of people who think she could be capable of anything.

  5. John Adams:

    I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.

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