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What does provincial mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. provincial(noun)

    (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order

    "the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials"

  2. peasant, provincial, bucolic(adj)

    a country person

  3. provincial(adj)

    of or associated with a province

    "provincial government"

  4. provincial(adj)

    characteristic of the provinces or their people

    "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"

Wiktionary

  1. provincial(Noun)

    A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.

  2. provincial(Noun)

    A monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a province of the order.

  3. provincial(Noun)

    A country bumpkin.

  4. provincial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.

  5. provincial(Adjective)

    Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.

  6. provincial(Adjective)

    Not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.

  7. provincial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.

  8. provincial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.

  9. provincial(Adjective)

    limited in outlook; narrow

  10. Origin: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provincial(adj)

    of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect

  2. Provincial(adj)

    exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal

  3. Provincial(adj)

    of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod

  4. Provincial(adj)

    of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal

  5. Provincial(noun)

    a person belonging to a province; one who is provincial

  6. Provincial(noun)

    a monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a province of the order

  7. Origin: [L. provincialis: cf. F. provincial. See Province, and cf. Provencal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Provincial

    prō-vin′shal, adj. pertaining to Provence or Provençal.—Provincial rose, the cabbage-rose—from Provins-rose, Provins in Seine-et-Marne, being famous for its roses: (Shak.) a rosette formerly worn on the shoe.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'provincial' in Adjectives Frequency: #723

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provincial in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provincial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Muhtarama Amin:

    All women working in government are in great danger. And the situation is especially bad for provincial council members.

  2. Viktor Orban:

    We are either going to be successful together, or not at all, we are going to expand the country or we will all suffocate in petty, provincial shoving.

  3. Abdul Karim Khademzai:

    Apart from one district, all roads from the district centers to the provincial capital have been cut off and the government only control the provincial capital.

  4. Industry Minister James Moore:

    It's up to the proponents to meet the environmental tests, to engage with First Nations (aboriginals), to meet the provincial standards that are expected ... it's up to the firms to deliver on their projects.

  5. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.

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