Definitions of provision

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

Quotes of provision

  1. And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment We have become a country entrenched in idolatry and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread not for our government – Sharron Angle
  2. Education is the best provision for old age – Aristotle
  3. Nothing that we have authorized conflicts with any law regarding privacy or any provision of the constitution – John Ashcroft
  4. The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left – Robert Bork
  5. Provision was also made for the distribution of Germany's foreign assets among the Allies – James F. Byrnes
  6. The American people are going to judge the majority party here today If they go out here and vote for this rule that allows this provision to be stricken they are voting against the men and women in the military of our country – Norm Dicks
  7. In our nature however there is a provision alike marvelous and merciful that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  8. I have also been attacked by my opponents as someone seeking to purge university faculties of leftist professors This is false The first provision of the Academic Bill of Rights is that no professor should be hired or fired because of his or her political views I have never myself called for the firing of any professor for his or her political views nor would I – David Horowitz
  9. Every state has not only the right but the duty to make adequate provision for its own defense in the way it thinks best providing it does not do so at the expense of any other state – Lester B. Pearson
  10. Human brutes like other beasts find snares and poison in the provision of life and are allured by their appetites to their destruction – Jonathan Swift
  11. This self -love is the instrument of our preservation it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind it is necessary it is dear to us it gives us pleasure and we must conceal it – Voltaire
  12. Theology made no provision for evolution The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God – E. O. Wilson

Usage examples for provision

  1. 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
  2. These arrangements allowed thirteen boats to start at once and special provision was made for any number beyond that – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Why here is provision enough for all the people said Henry why should they want – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. In many a household she knew just such provision for a sad day had been made – The Brass Bound Box by Evelyn Raymond
  9. 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
  10. “ 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
  11. Help us to be rid of the provision Harry says – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. This provision is now in force – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  16. Let us hope that in spite of his lofty indifference to material things he made some provision for the existence of the woman and child he left behind – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. We may be compelled to pass the night here and must make provision accordingly – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  20. “ 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