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  1. Provo.
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Origin of Prov

by shortening from Provo or provisional



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Examples from the Web for prov

Historical Examples

  • To them, or rather to Franklin, "it prov'd in a few years extremely profitable."

    Benjamin Franklin

    John Torrey Morse, Jr.

  • Solomon (Prov 2, 14) speaks of those who "rejoice to do evil."

  • Allusion is made to the gliding movement of the Serpent tribe in Prov.

    Bible Animals;

    J. G. Wood

  • See 17th verse of chapter whence the text is taken, and Prov.

  • This is another example of double-punning, of which we have already had a specimen in Prov.

    "Gombo Zhbes"

    Lafcadio Hearn

British Dictionary definitions for prov


abbreviation for
  1. province
  2. provincial
  3. provisional
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abbreviation for
  1. Bible Proverbs
  2. Province
  3. Provost
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