- on the condition or understanding (that); providing: I'll go provided that the others go, too.
Origin of provided
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- to make available; furnish: to provide employees with various benefits.
- to supply or equip: to provide the army with new fighter planes.
- to afford or yield.
- Law. to arrange for or stipulate beforehand, as by a provision or proviso.
- Archaic. to prepare or procure beforehand.
- to take measures with due foresight (usually followed by for or against).
- to make arrangements for supplying means of support, money, etc. (usually followed by for): He provided for his children in his will.
- to supply means of support (often followed by for): to provide for oneself.
Origin of provide
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Examples from the Web for provided
“We met the smuggler in the train station; he came to speak with us about the services he provided,” Yazbek says.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 6, 2015
During two years in Iranian custody, Abdolhamid provided crucial details of how Jundullah operated.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
At its peak, his business made as much as $30,000 a year—provided he worked the entire month of December.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus
December 24, 2014
The bill also provided $64 billion in war funding through the Overseas Contingency Operations account.Merry Christmas, Defense Contractors!
Veronique de Rugy
December 22, 2014
A new WPA would have helped create jobs and provided some training to underemployed or unemployed youth.Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats
December 21, 2014
The pails were provided, and Robert started on his expedition.Brave and Bold
As it will be so privately performed, clothes and equipage may be provided for afterwards.
There were things that had to be said; it did not much matter who said them provided they were said plainly.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
As to your question, Why your elder sister may not be first provided for?
Nature has provided for this by evolving the instinct of docility.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
- to put at the disposal of; furnish or supply
- to afford; yieldthis meeting provides an opportunity to talk
- (intr; often foll by for or against) to take careful precautions (over)he provided against financial ruin by wise investment
- (intr foll by for) to supply means of support (to), esp financiallyhe provides for his family
- (in statutes, documents, etc) to determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), esp by including a proviso condition
- to confer and induct into ecclesiastical offices
- rare to have or get in storein summer many animals provide their winter food
Word Origin and History for provided
"with condition that," early 15c., conjunction use of past participle of provide. As an adjective, "prepared, ready," 1570s; "furnished" 1878.