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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commissariat, provisions, provender, viands, victuals(noun)

    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. provisions

    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  

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce provisions?

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How to say provisions in sign language?

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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. Sylvester Turner:

    Where there are provisions that would allow us to cancel this convention, we will exercise those provisions, the plan is to exercise those provisions, to cancel this agreement, this contract, today, to not go forward with this convention.

  2. Elizabeth Warren:

    The 1994 crime bill's mandatory minimums and 'truth-in-sentencing' provisions that require offenders to serve the vast majority of their sentences have not proven effective.

  3. Margaret Martin:

    It must be positive, it must be practical and it must make them and their children safer from abuse. What is promised on paper must be fully resourced to be effective in protecting those affected by domestic violence. We are concerned that an already over-stretched system will see an increase in demand when the new provisions commence, women must feel change quickly.

  4. Sharron Fast:

    Even Hong Kong -RSB- lawyers are unable to provide clear advice or guidelines on what would amount to an offense — the provisions are so broadly crafted that Hong Kong lawyers are capable of capturing even benign conduct such as slogans, censorship is coming.

  5. National Bank analyst Peter Routledge:

    We expected that across the sector, what we saw in terms of new provisions for loan losses in the oil and gas portfolio were pretty consistent with that.

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    the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    • A. imperviousness
    • B. profaneness
    • C. jocularity
    • D. nidus

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