provided

[ pruh-vahy-did ]
/ prəˈvaɪ dɪd /

conjunction

on the condition or understanding (that); providing: I'll go provided that the others go, too.

Origin of provided

1375–1425; late Middle English. See provide, -ed2

Related forms

non·pro·vid·ed, adjectiveun·pro·vid·ed, adjectivewell-pro·vid·ed, adjective

Usage note

The conjunctions provided and providing are interchangeable. Both mean “on the condition or understanding that,” with that sometimes expressed: Provided (or Providing ) no further objections are raised, we will consider the matter settled.

Definition for provided (2 of 2)

provide

[ pruh-vahyd ]
/ prəˈvaɪd /

verb (used with object), pro·vid·ed, pro·vid·ing.

verb (used without object), pro·vid·ed, pro·vid·ing.

Origin of provide

1375–1425; late Middle English providen < Latin prōvidēre to foresee, look after, provide for, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + vidēre to see

Related forms

pro·vid·a·ble, adjectiveo·ver·pro·vide, verb (used with object), o·ver·pro·vid·ed, o·ver·pro·vid·ing.pre·pro·vide, verb (used with object), pre·pro·vid·ed, pre·pro·vid·ing.un·pro·vid·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for provided

provide

/ (prəˈvaɪd) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Forms

provider, noun

Word Origin for provide

C15: from Latin prōvidēre to provide for, from prō- beforehand + vidēre to see
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