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. 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.

  2. Deborah Lyons:

    The war in Afghanistan has entered a new, deadlier, and more destructive phase, the provincial capitals of Kandahar, Herat, and Lashkar Gahin particular havecome under significant pressure. This is a clear attempt by the Taliban to seize urban centers with the force of arms.

  3. Antony Blinken:

    The fact of the matter is had The President decided to keep forces in Afghanistan beyond May 1 attacks would have resumed on our forces. The Taliban had not been attacking our forces or NATO during the period from which the agreement was reached to May 1, the offensive Antony Blinken are seeing across the country now to take the provincial capitals would have commenced. We would have been back at war with The Taliban.

  4. Sardard Adul Nabi:

    No provincial government can afford to ignore such weather patterns, and (we) need to make all socio-economic sectors adaptive to them.

  5. Ned Franks:

    Without the support of the provincial government it would certainly cause far more outrage than useful results.

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