What does Provincial mean?

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prəˈvɪn ʃəlPro·vin·cial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. provincialnoun

    (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, bucolicadjective

    a country person

  3. provincialadjective

    of or associated with a province

    "provincial government"

  4. provincialadjective

    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. provincialnoun

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

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  2. provincialnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  3. provincialnoun

    A country bumpkin.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  4. provincialadjective

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

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  5. provincialadjective

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

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  6. provincialadjective

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

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  7. provincialadjective

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

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  8. provincialadjective

    Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  9. provincialadjective

    limited in outlook; narrow

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provincialadjective

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

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

  2. Provincialadjective

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

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

  3. Provincialadjective

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

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

  4. Provincialadjective

    of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal

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

  5. Provincialnoun

    a person belonging to a province; one who is provincial

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

  6. Provincialnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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

Examples of Provincial in a Sentence

  1. Deborah Lyon:

    Most districts that have been taken surround provincial capitals, suggesting that The Taliban are positioning themselves to try and take these capitals once foreign forces are fully withdrawn.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    We never trusted the Taliban, we made abundantly clear … we were n’t going to allow them to just walk away from any deal that they had struck. We were going to go crush them, we were going to impose real costs on them. We were n’t going to let them take these provincial capitals. They understood that American power was going to come to their village, to their community, to their friends and family.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Graeme Smith:

    It is certainly the first major breach of a provincial capital since 2001, they are choking the Afghan forces from all sides. It looks pretty grim.

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