1. The act of providing or making previous preparation.

2. Things provided; preparation; measures taken beforehand, either for security, defense or attack, or for the supply of wants.



v.t. [L. provideo,literally to see before; pro and video, to see.]

1. To procure beforehand; to get, collect or make ready for future use; to prepare.

Abraham said, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering. Gen.22.

5. To foresee; a Latinism. [Not in use.]

6. Provide, in a transitive sense, is followed by against or for. We provide warm clothing against the inclemencies of the weather; we provide necessaries against a time of need; or we provide warm clothing for winter, &c.


Nester does a 31 days series in October.  This year i’m giving it a go.  it feels like giving myself an assignment as tho i was in school, and i’ve never been great at the spelling or grammar…..but whose grading?? 🙂   The word Provision has been on my mind lately.  And when i looked it up in that old 1828 Webster’s dictionary  i saw a depth i’d never thought of before. (if you click on the definitions above you’ll be taken to the online version)

So here goes to 31 days of learning to see the things provided.