Definitions of provision

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