widely known and acclaimed; famous.
We were fortunate to have a renowned author speak at our graduation.
The restaurant serves excellent steaks, but it is mainly renowned for its seafood dishes.
prə vI zhən
1. the act of providing.
The church women’s provision of food for the event was greatly appreciated.
2. that which is provided.
They will soon receive another provision from the Red Cross.
3. an arrangement that prepares for future conditions.
The government made provision against possible drought.
4. (pl.) a supply of necessities, esp. food.
The campers loaded up their backpacks with provisions.
5. a formal statement or clause, as in a contract or piece of legislation, that arranges a condition.
Under the “pay or play” provision of the Affordable Care Act, large employers must offer affordable health insurance to their employees.
keI a tihk
completely disordered or disorganized; in a state of utter confusion.
The children searched for their parents in the chaotic aftermath of the war.
a law made by a legislature, as opposed to one established by the courts.
States have different statutes concerning the age at which one can legally marry.
1. occurring in or pertaining to the past; previous.
He’s a sports announcer now, but he was a star in his former career as a player.
I sent the letter to her former address by mistake.
2. being the first of two, or the first mentioned of two.
I prefer the former proposal to the latter.
3. having once been.
The senator is a former history professor.
Bill Clinton is a former U.S. president.