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ProvideProvide 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.
2. To supply; to afford; to contribute.
Bring me berries, or such cooling fruit As the kind,
hospitable woods provide. --Milton.
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.
4. To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as,
the contract provides that the work be well done.
5. To foresee.
Note: [A Latinism] [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
6. To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is
vacant. See Provisor. --Prescott.
Provide Pro*vide", v. i.
1. To procure supplies or means in advance; to take measures
beforehand in view of an expected or a possible future
need, especially a danger or an evil; -- followed by
against or for; as, to provide against the inclemency of
the weather; to provide for the education of a child.
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to
provide for human wants. --Burke.
2. To stipulate previously; to condition; as, the agreement
provides for an early completion of the work.
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