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provision

pro·vi·sion

provision

 
pronunciation:
pr vI zhn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of providing.
The church women's provision of food for the event was greatly appreciated.
synonyms:
catering, equipment, outfitting, supply
similar words:
accommodation, accouterment, offer, proffer, service, tender
definition 2: that which is provided.
They will soon receive another provision from the Red Cross.
synonyms:
equipment, means, resources, service, supply, wherewithal
similar words:
accouterments, apparatus, equipage, gear, materiel
definition 3: an arrangement that prepares for future conditions.
The government made provision against possible drought.
synonyms:
arrangements, prearrangement, precaution, preparation
similar words:
condition, plan
definition 4: (pl.) a supply of necessities, esp. food.
The campers loaded up their backpacks with provisions.
synonyms:
provender, rations, stores, viands, victuals
similar words:
cache, comestibles, edibles, food, foodstuff, larder, stockpile, supplies
definition 5: a formal statement or clause arranging a condition.
the specific provisions in the document
synonyms:
clause, proviso, qualification, terms
similar words:
condition, requirement, specification, stipulation
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: provisioned, provisioning, provisions
definition: to supply with food and other provisions.
He was responsible for provisioning the troops.
synonyms:
purvey, victual
similar words:
cater, stock
derivations: provisionless (adj.), provisioner (n.)
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The word provision contains the following part:
vid, vis, -vise Latin root that means see