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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commissariat, provisions, provender, viands, victualsnoun

    a stock or supply of foods

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. provisions

    All sorts of food necessary for the subsistence of the army and navy. Those shipped on board for the officers and crew of any vessel, including merchant-ships, are held in a policy of insurance, as part of her outfit.

  2. provisions

    Going to the enemy's ports, subject only to pre-emption, a right of purchase upon reasonable terms, but previously liable to confiscation (Robinson). Commeatus, in admiralty law, is a general term, signifying drink as well as eatables.

Editors Contribution

  1. provisionsnoun

    Plural noun of the word provision.

    The family picked up some provisions on route to the caravan for the weekend.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 25, 2016  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'provisions' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2430

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'provisions' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4762

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provisions in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provisions in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of provisions in a Sentence

  1. Doug Denmure:

    And those are her wishes, as far as the future of the dog is concerned. Outsiders don't have the grounds to rewrite the provisions of my client's will and impose what they want.

  2. Tauk Tun:

    We'll do it according to the constitutional provisions.

  3. Alan Kennedy:

    ( N) either the Constitution nor Electoral Count Act offer any basis for claims by people who are not duly elected and certified presidential electors to replace duly elected and certified presidential electors solely because such non-electors were not elected, but would have liked to have been elected, resulting in their preferred candidates losing re-election, plaintiffs' claims to the contrary find no support in the text of the cited constitutional provisions or Electoral Count Act, and are contrary to the whole point of holding elections.

  4. David Cockfield:

    I believe it will get worse before it gets better. I think they're going to have to continue to make provisions in the next quarter. Even oil prices moving back into the $50 level isn't going to float all the guys that have difficulties right now.

  5. Gary Peters:

    Despite my serious reservations, I will reluctantly vote against a motion of disapproval because I believe that doing so will protect the credibility of the United States to hold Iran accountable to adhere to every single obligation in the [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action], having talked to the technical experts who will be involved with the implementation of this agreement, I have come to the conclusion that its many overlapping provisions will make it exceedingly difficult for the Iranians to build a nuclear weapon in the short term and will lengthen the time required should they choose to break their commitments and try to build one in the future.

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    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    • A. bash
    • B. suffering
    • C. purse
    • D. slip

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