What does Provincial mean?

Definitions for Provincial
prəˈvɪn ʃəlProvin·cial

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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.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  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.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  3. provincial(Noun)

    A country bumpkin.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  4. provincial(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  5. provincial(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  6. provincial(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  7. provincial(Adjective)

    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. provincial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

  9. provincial(Adjective)

    limited in outlook; narrow

    Etymology: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provincial(adj)

    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. 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

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

  3. Provincial(adj)

    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. Provincial(adj)

    of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal

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

  5. Provincial(noun)

    a person belonging to a province; one who is provincial

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

  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

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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How to say Provincial in sign language?

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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. Sean Bailey:

    When you're able to bring wonderful casts to some of these characters -- that haven't been realized in live action... you can sort of bring layers and texture, if you look at something like 'Beauty and the Beast,' well, why is Belle's father, Maurice, so protective? Why is she in the provincial town? You can expand the stories and enhance the stories.

  2. Muhammad Farasat Iqbal:

    It’s one of the top priorities of the provincial government, to ensure provision of clean drinking water in each locality, as access to clean water is a fundamental human right.

  3. Leonel Mingo:

    We hope the oil companies will stop contaminating the Patagonian ecosystem with toxic waste and will close this dump that violates provincial and national laws.

  4. Muhtarama Amin:

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

  5. John Nicholson:

    The success of the Afghan operations around the country, supported by Resolute Support and U.S. forces, have caused the enemy high casualties everywhere. This has caused them to stop their attempts to seize provincial capitals, to stop trying to cease districts.

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