from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To furnish; supply: provide food and shelter for a family.
- transitive v. To make available; afford: a room that provides ample sunlight through French windows.
- transitive v. To set down as a stipulation: an agreement that provides deadlines for completion of the work.
- transitive v. Archaic To make ready ahead of time; prepare.
- intransitive v. To take measures in preparation: provided for the common defense of the states in time of war.
- intransitive v. To supply means of subsistence: She provides for her family by working in a hospital.
- intransitive v. To make a stipulation or condition: The Constitution provides for a bicameral legislature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make a living; earn money for necessities.
- v. To act to prepare for something.
- v. To determine the form of some situations, by means of a stipulation or condition.
- v. To give what is needed or desired, especially basic needs.
- v. To furnish with, cause to be present.
- v. To make possible or attainable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare.
- transitive v. To supply; to afford; to contribute.
- transitive v. To furnish; to supply; -- formerly followed by of, now by with.
- transitive v. To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate.
- transitive v. To foresee.
- transitive v. To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See Provisor.
- intransitive v. 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
- intransitive v. To stipulate previously; to condition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To foresee; look forward to.
- To procure beforehand; get, collect, or make ready for future use; prepare.
- To furnish; supply: now often followed by with, but formerly also by of.
- To make ready; prepare.
- To make or lay down as a previous arrangement, guaranty, or provision; make a previous condition, supposition, or understanding: as, the agreement provides that the party shall incur no loss.
- Eccles., to grant the right to be in future presented to a benefice which is not vacant at the time of the grant. See provision, 8.
- To procure or furnish supplies, means of defense, or the like: as, to provide liberally for the table.
- To take measures for counteracting or escaping something: often followed by against or for.
- To make ready; prepare.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
- v. determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
- v. give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
- v. take measures in preparation for
- v. give something useful or necessary to
- v. supply means of subsistence; earn a living
- v. mount or put up
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Most of the references you find about the term provide absolutely no indication that there is anything racist nor anything negative about the term. knick says:
The way, the only way to reduce the deficit without becoming a third world country by striking the phrase 'provide for the general welfare' from the master plan... is to get people back to work.
When the word provide is used by the government, rest assured someone's pocket is being picked. oldtimer
But whatever his precise social status or reason forpreaching in the kingdom of Israel, the oracles recorded in his name provide a searing condemnation of the lavish lifestyles and material reality of Israel’s aristocracy in the eighth centuryBCE:
The only service they provide is to themselves by sucking at least 20% of the money from the system.
Rush said: Acute downside growth risks in the near term provide a substantial disincentive to raising rates and the medium term inflation outlook remains contained, but this will not always be the case.
The one thing these corporations provide is that sense of bliss to their minions.
And sometimes ya know. .the best support us MILSpouses can provide is an online hug cuz we know that's all we can get at times.
The only date I can provide is that it was taken before Dec. 18, 1919 [the date of Dr. Spellman's unfortunate death].