Definitions for providence
ˈprɒv ɪ dənsprov·i·dence
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Providence, capital of Rhode Islandnoun
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.
Etymology: From providence, from providentia.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: providence, Fr. providentia, Lat.
The only people, which as by their justice and providence give neither cause nor hope to their neighbours to annoy them, so are they not stirred with false praise to trouble others quiet. Philip Sidney.
Providence for war is the best prevention of it. Francis Bacon.
An established character spreads the influence of such as move in a high sphere, on all around; it reaches farther than their own care and providence can do. Francis Atterbury.
This appointeth unto them their kinds of working, the disposition whereof, in the purity of God’s own knowledge, is rightly termed providence. Richard Hooker.
Is it not an evident sign of his wonderful providence over us, when that food of eternal life, upon the utter want whereof our endless destruction ensueth, is prepared and always set in such a readiness. Richard Hooker.
Eternal providence exceeding thought,
Where none appears can make herself away. Edmund Spenser.
Providence is an intellectual knowledge, both foreseeing, caring for, and ordering all things, and doth not only behold all past, all present, and all to come; but is the cause of their so being, which prescience is not. Walter Raleigh.
The world was all before them, where to chuse
Their place of rest, and providence their guide. John Milton.
They could not move me from my settled faith in God and his providence. Henry More, Divine Dialogues.
By thrift my sinking fortune to repair,
Though late, yet is at last become my care;
My heart shall be my own, my vast expence
Reduc’d to bounds, by timely providence. Dryden.
Providence is a noun that refers to the protective care or guidance of a higher power or divine entity, often associated with religious or spiritual beliefs. It can also refer to a sense of fate or destiny, where events are perceived as being predetermined or guided by a higher power. Additionally, providence can be interpreted as the timely preparation or supply of needed resources or provisions, indicating a belief in the benevolent intervention of a higher power in one's life.
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
Etymology: [L. providentia: cf. F. providence. See Provident, and cf. Prudence.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prov′i-dens, n. timely preparation: (theol.) the foresight and care of God over all His creatures: God, considered in this relation: something occurring in which God's care is clearly shown: prudence in managing one's affairs.—adjs. Prov′ident, seeing beforehand, and providing for the future: cautious: prudent: economical; Providen′tial, effected by, or proceeding from, divine providence.—advs. Providen′tially; Prov′idently.—n. Prov′identness. [L. provid-ens, -entis, pr.p. of providēre.]
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Providence is ranked #42790 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Providence surname appeared 506 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Providence.
82.8% or 419 total occurrences were Black.
8.1% or 41 total occurrences were White.
5.7% or 29 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.3% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of providence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of providence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Following the demonstration, the Rhode Island State Police and Providence Police Department received complaints of physical assaults that occurred during the demonstration. As the result of a joint investigation between the two agencies, a Providence Police Patrolman, identified as Jeann Lugo, age 35, was arrested on a State Police affidavit and arrest warrant on the charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct.
Obviously, anyone who can engage in an affair for months and at the same time carry on by still claiming to be 'with firm reliance on divine providence,' there are a lot of people who think she could be capable of anything.
There is no observation more frequently made by such as employ themselves in surveying the conduct of mankind, than that marriage, though the dictate of nature, and the institution of Providence, is yet very often the cause of misery, and that those who enter into that state can seldom forbear to express their repentance, and their envy of those whom either chance or caution hath withheld from it.
The true recipe for a miserable existence is to quarrel with Providence.
Providence protects children and idiots. I know because I have tested it.
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- العناية الإلهيةArabic
- Vorsehung, Vorsorge, Fügung, UmsichtGerman
- پیش بینی, irPersian
- kaukokatseisuus, kaitselmus, sallimus, johdatusFinnish
- ard-chiarail, ard-chiarailysManx
- провидение, предусмотри́тельность, провиде́ниеRussian
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