What does provide mean?

Definitions for provide
prəˈvaɪdpro·vide

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word provide.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supply, provide, render, furnish(verb)

    give something useful or necessary to

    "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

  2. provide, supply, ply, cater(verb)

    give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

    "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

  3. provide(verb)

    determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation

    "The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"; "The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"

  4. put up, provide, offer(verb)

    mount or put up

    "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"

  5. leave, allow for, allow, provide(verb)

    make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain

    "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"

  6. provide, bring home the bacon(verb)

    supply means of subsistence; earn a living

    "He provides for his large family by working three jobs"; "Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon"

  7. provide(verb)

    take measures in preparation for

    "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"

Wiktionary

  1. provide(Verb)

    To make a living; earn money for necessities.

    It is difficult to provide for my family working on minimum wage.

    Etymology: From provideo.

  2. provide(Verb)

    To act to prepare for something.

    Etymology: From provideo.

  3. provide(Verb)

    To determine the form of some situations, by means of a stipulation or condition.

    Etymology: From provideo.

  4. provide(Verb)

    To give what is needed or desired, especially basic needs.

    Etymology: From provideo.

  5. provide(Verb)

    To furnish with, cause to be present.

    Etymology: From provideo.

  6. provide(Verb)

    To make possible or attainable.

    He provides us with an alternative option.

    Etymology: From provideo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provide(verb)

    to look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare

    Etymology: [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See Vision, and cf. Prudent, Purvey.]

  2. Provide(verb)

    to supply; to afford; to contribute

    Etymology: [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See Vision, and cf. Prudent, Purvey.]

  3. Provide(verb)

    to furnish; to supply; -- formerly followed by of, now by with

    Etymology: [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See Vision, and cf. Prudent, Purvey.]

  4. Provide(verb)

    to establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as, the contract provides that the work be well done

    Etymology: [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See Vision, and cf. Prudent, Purvey.]

  5. Provide(verb)

    to foresee

    Etymology: [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See Vision, and cf. Prudent, Purvey.]

  6. Provide(verb)

    to appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See Provisor

    Etymology: [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See Vision, and cf. Prudent, Purvey.]

  7. Provide(verb)

    to procure supplies or means in advance; to take measures beforehand in view of an expected or a possible future need, especially a danger or an evil; -- followed by against or for; as, to provide against the inclemency of the weather; to provide for the education of a child

    Etymology: [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See Vision, and cf. Prudent, Purvey.]

  8. Provide(verb)

    to stipulate previously; to condition; as, the agreement provides for an early completion of the work

    Etymology: [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See Vision, and cf. Prudent, Purvey.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Provide

    prō-vīd′, v.t. to make ready beforehand: to prepare for future use: to supply: to appoint or give a right to a benefice before it is actually vacant.—v.i. to procure supplies or means of defence: to take measures: to arrange for as a necessary condition or arrangement.—adj. Provī′dable.—conj. Provī′ded, (often with that) on condition: upon these terms: with the understanding.—n. Provī′der. [L. providērepro, before, vidēre, to see.]

Editors Contribution

  1. provide

    To create or give accurately.

    They did provide the hotel with the deposit to secure their wedding.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'provide' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #397

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'provide' in Written Corpus Frequency: #906

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'provide' in Verbs Frequency: #39

How to pronounce provide?

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How to say provide in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provide in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of provide in a Sentence

  1. Emin Gun Sirer:

    The one thing that blockchain businesses can do that no other fiat business can is to provide public evidence of financial transactions, its astounding that this exchange has not been able to produce a list of addresses under their control.

  2. Republican Governor Sam Brownback:

    Because the federal government has failed to provide adequate assurances regarding refugees it is settling in Kansas, we have no option but to end our cooperation with and participation in the federal refugee resettlement program.

  3. Isaac Newton:

    Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, the scriptures assures us the Lord will provide.

  4. Attorney General Bill Barr:

    My goal will be to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law, i can assure you that, where judgments are to be made by me, I will make those judgments based solely on the law and will let no personal, political or other improper interests influence my decision.

  5. The Republican presidential candidate:

    As Local 2455, our intentions to meet with Mr. Trump was to provide a 'Boots on the Ground' perspective to not only Mr. Trump, but to the media that would be in attendance at this event, just to be clear, an endorsement was never discussed for any presidential candidate. Local 2455 does not endorse candidates for any political office. For these reasons, Local 2455 will not participate in any events with Mr. Trump.

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