Providence 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. [1913 Webster]

Providence for war is the best prevention of it. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which God manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience. [1913 Webster]

The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Theol.) A manifestation of the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction. [1913 Webster]

He that hath a numerous family, and many to provide for, needs a greater providence of God. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

4. Prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality. [1913 Webster]

It is a high point of providence in a prince to cast an eye rather upon actions than persons. --Quarles. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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