Definitions for Providenceˈprɒv ɪ dəns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
prov•i•denceˈprɒv ɪ dəns(n.)
(often cap.) the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth.
(cap.) God, esp. when conceived as exercising such care and guidance in directing human affairs.
a manifestation of divine care or direction.
provident or prudent management of resources.
foresight; provident care.
Origin of providence:
1300–50; ME < L prōvidentia foresight, forethought
Prov•i•denceˈprɒv ɪ dəns(n.)
the capital of Rhode Island, in the NE part, at the head of Narragansett Bay. 152,558.
Category: Geography (places)
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
the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
God, or a guardian deity.
Any of several cities in the United States, especially the capital of Rhode Island
The prudent care and management of resources.
His providence in saving for his old age is exemplary.
The careful guardianship exercised by a deity.
A manifestation of divine care or direction.
Origin: From providence, from providentia.
the act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation
foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which God manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience
a manifestation of the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction
prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality
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.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
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