Definitions of provision

  1. a stipulated condition; " he accepted subject to one provision"
  2. a store or supply of something ( especially of food or clothing or arms)
  3. The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
  4. That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation.
  5. Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; -- often in the plural.
  6. That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions.
  7. A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
  8. A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
  9. To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.
  10. The act of preparing beforehand; the things supplied, especially a stock of food; a condition, requirement, etc.; as, a provision of a will.
  11. To supply with food, etc.; as, to provision an army.
  12. To furnish with food.
  13. Act of providing: that which is provided or prepared: measures taken beforehand: preparation: previous agreement: a store of food: provender.
  14. To supply with provisions or food.
  15. Act of providing; anything provided; preparation; food.
  16. To supply with provisions.
  17. Measures taken in advance.
  18. A supply of food.
  19. A stipulation.
  20. The act of providing or making previous preparation; things provided; preparation; measures beforehand; stores or stock provided; food; fare; provender; previous stipulation or agreement.
  21. To supply with food. See Provide.
  22. Care or measures taken beforehand; terms settled; care taken; food; the thing or things provided or collected.
  23. To supply with articles of food; to victual.

Usage examples for provision

  1. Why, here is provision enough for all the people, said Henry; why should they want? – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald
  2. Such a thought more easily rises to the mind when it is known that many cases have occurred in new settlements where the building of State houses has gone far ahead of the ability of the community to arrange for the provision of playing fields, halls, and clubs. – Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents The Mazengarb Report (1954) by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
  3. In this method of chaining no provision is made for removing any book from the desk when not wanted, and placing it on a shelf beneath the desk, as was done in some Italian modifications of the system. – The Care of Books by John Willis Clark
  4. This provision is now in force. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  5. " Help us to be rid of the provision," Harry says. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  6. These arrangements allowed thirteen boats to start at once, and special provision was made for any number beyond that. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  7. The Northmen had, Edmund noticed, some cattle with them; but they would be sure to be hunting in the woods, as they would wish to save the cattle for provision on their voyage. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  8. Balfour told him all that he had already said to Agnes respecting the provision he had made for her; he thought it better to relieve her from that task. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  9. " Do you mean to tell me," she demanded, " that Ebeneezer voluntarily died without making some sort of provision for me and my helpless little children?" – At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern by Myrtle Reed
  10. We had to go get our tents pitched and provision our camp and we couldn't stay to see that our scheme worked. – Vacation with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  11. If he made poor provision for them sometimes, though they might not feel satisfied, they never turned against him. – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen
  12. No provision of the statute seems to me to give this court any authority to be a political rather than a judicial court. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  13. While this interview took place the wind changed, and the provision boats, which, owing to the wind being contrary, had not been able to make the islands, were now enabled to leave the city. – Joan of Arc by Ronald Sutherland Gower
  14. " What odd provision is this," she cried, " about the heir being required to live a year in the house where this woman died?" – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  15. But few minutes were allowed before George shouted, " Breakfast," and Roger fell to with the rest of the men, feeling as though he could eat the entire provision of the party at one meal. – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  16. There are times and seasons when wild fruits and berries are a most welcome addition to the camp fare, but unless you are perfectly sure of the supply do not reckon on them too much in making up your provision list. – How Girls Can Help Their Country by Juliette Low Agnes Baden-Powell Robert Baden-Powell
  17. We may be compelled to pass the night here, and must make provision accordingly. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  18. As provision for the future, I guess that makes any two or three thousand in the bank look like thirty cents. – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower