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Meaning of PROVISION

Pronunciation:  pru'vizhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the activity of supplying or providing something
  2. [n]  the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
  3. [n]  a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one provision"
  4. [v]  supply with provisions

PROVISION is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: planning, preparation, proviso, purvey, supply, supplying
 See Also: activity, agreement, alimentation, applecart, arrangement, calculation, care delivery, cerebration, condition, deliberation, feeding, forethought, fueling, furnish, health care delivery, intellection, irrigation, issuance, issue, issuing, logistics, malice aforethought, mens rea, mentation, precondition, premeditation, provide, purveyance, refueling, render, stipulation, stocking, subvention, supply, thinking, thought



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pro*vi"sion\, n. [L. provisio: cf. F. provision. See
    1. The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
    2. That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought
       together or arranged in advance; measures taken
       beforehand; preparation.
             Making provision for the relief of strangers.
    3. Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables
       collected or stored; -- often in the plural.
             And of provisions laid in large, For man and beast.
    4. That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a
       previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a
       contract; the statute has many provisions.
    5. (R. C. Ch.) A canonical term for regular induction into a
       benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and
    6. (Eng. Hist.) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before
       it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of
       presentation. --Blackstone.
  2. \Pro*vi"sion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Provisioned}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Provisioning}.]
    To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.
          They were provisioned for a journey.     --Palfrey.