Provide Pro*vide", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Provided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Providing}.] [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See {Vision}, and cf. {Prudent}, {Purvey}.] 1. To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare. ``Provide us all things necessary.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To supply; to afford; to contribute. [1913 Webster]

Bring me berries, or such cooling fruit As the kind, hospitable woods provide. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To furnish; to supply; -- formerly followed by of, now by with. ``And yet provided him of but one.'' --Jer. Taylor. ``Rome . . . was well provided with corn.'' --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

4. To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as, the contract provides that the work be well done. [1913 Webster]

5. To foresee.

Note: [A Latinism] [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

6. To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See {Provisor}. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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