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provision

pro·vi·sion

provision

 
 
pronunciation:
pr vI zhn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of giving something needed; providing.
The teacher was responsible for the provision of books, pencils, and paper to her students.
synonyms:
catering, equipment, outfitting, supply
similar words:
offer, service
definition 2: the act of preparing and planning ahead for future needs.
We made provision against a blizzard.
synonyms:
arrangements, precaution, preparation
similar words:
condition, plan
definition 3: (plural) a supply of food.
The campers loaded up their backpacks with provisions.
synonyms:
rations
similar words:
food, larder, supplies
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: provisioned, provisioning, provisions
definition: to supply with food and other supplies.
He was in charge of provisioning the family for the picnic.
similar words:
cater, stock
derivations: provisionless (adj.), provisioner (n.)
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