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King James Dictionary [1]

Provi'De, 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.  Genesis 22

Provide neither gold nor silver nor brass in your purses.  Matthew 10

Provide things honest in the sight of all men.  Romans 12

2. To furnish to supply followed by with.

Rome, by the care of the magistrates, was well provided with corn.

Provided of is now obsolete.

3. To stipulate previously. The agreement provides that the party shall incur no loss. 4. To make a previous conditional stipulation. See Provided. 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.

Provi'De, To procure supplies or means of defense or to take measures for counteracting or escaping an evil. The sagacity of brutes in providing against the inclemencies of the weather is wonderful.

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( v. t.) To supply; to afford; to contribute.

(2): ( v. t.) To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See Provisor.

(3): ( v. i.) To stipulate previously; to condition; as, the agreement provides for an early completion of the work.

(4): ( v. i.) 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; as, to provide against the inclemency of the weather; to provide for the education of a child.

(5): ( v. t.) To furnish; to supply; - formerly followed by of, now by with.

(6): ( v. t.) To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as, the contract provides that the work be well done.

(7): ( v. t.) To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare.

(8): ( v. t.) To foresee.