Provided to Proximate
(Pro*vid"ed) conj. On condition; by stipulation; with the understanding; if; usually followed by
that; as, provided that nothing in this act shall prejudice the rights of any person whatever.
Provided the deductions are logical, they seem almost indifferent to their truth.G. H. Lewes.
This word is strictly a participle, and the word being is understood, the participle provided agreeing
with the whole sentence absolute, and being equivalent to this condition being previously stipulated or
(Prov"i*dence) n. [L. providentia: cf. F. providence. See Provident, and cf. Prudence.]
1. The act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation.
Providence for war is the best prevention of it.Bacon.
2. Foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which God manifests for his creatures; hence, God
himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience.
The world was all before them, where to chooseMilton.
Their place of rest, and Providence their guide.
3. (Theol.) A manifestation of the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures; an
event ordained by divine direction.
He that hath a numerous family, and many to provide for, needs a greater providence of God.Jer. Taylor.
4. Prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality.
It is a high point of providence in a prince to cast an eye rather upon actions than persons.Quarles.
(Prov"i*dent) a. [L. providens, -entis, p. pr. of providere: cf. F. provident. See Provide, and
cf. Prudent.] Foreseeing wants and making provision to supply them; prudent in preparing for future
exigencies; cautious; economical; sometimes followed by of; as, aprovident man; an animal provident of
And of our good and of our dignity,Milton.
How provident he is.
Syn. Forecasting; cautious; careful; prudent; frugal; economical.
(Prov`i*den"tial) a. [Cf. F. providentiel.] Effected by, or referable to, divine direction or
superintendence; as, the providential contrivance of thing; a providential escape. Prov"i*den"tial*ly,
(Prov"i*dent*ly) adv. In a provident manner.
(Prov"i*dent*ness), n. The quality or state of being provident; carefulness; prudence; economy.
(Pro*vid"er) n. One who provides, furnishes, or supplies; one who procures what is wanted.
(Prov"i*dore) n. [See Provedore.] One who makes provision; a purveyor. [R.] De Foe.
(Prov"ince) n. [F., fr. L. provincia; prob. fr. pro before, for + the root of vincere to conquer.
1. (Roman Hist.) A country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the
Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy. Wyclif Milton.