Now came the important work of provisioning their ark of safety.
The provisioning of the great house was the work of the Lardner, Fr.
Without any boundary-pad, with no guiding mark for the capacity of the cell, she busies herself straightway with the provisioning.
We were, however, detained for several days refitting and provisioning the ship.
He soon reached the Cape of Good Hope, where he completed in a few days the provisioning necessary for an eighteen months' voyage.
The sailors are pumping, and the stewards are provisioning the boats.
M. Ganeau does a good business in provisioning the traders when they go north.
Already the work of provisioning and fitting the vessel was in progress.
He wasn't absolutely heartless, and he gave careful directions for provisioning the transports for their long journey.
What efforts have been made to open up other roads for provisioning the army?
late 14c., "a providing beforehand, action of arranging in advance" (originally in reference to ecclesiastical appointments made before the position was vacant), from Old French provision "precaution, care" (early 14c.), from Latin provisionem (nominative provisio) "a foreseeing, foresight, preparation, prevention," noun of action from past participle stem of providere "look ahead" (see provide). Meaning "something provided" is attested from late 15c.; specific sense of "supply of food" is from c.1600.
"to supply with provisions," 1787, from provision (n.). Related: Provisioned; provisioning.