provided

[ pruh-vahy-did ]
/ prəˈvaɪ dɪd /

conjunction

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

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Origin of provided

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

SYNONYMS FOR provided

in case, granted. See if.

usage note for provided

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM provided

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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM provide

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 of provide

provider, noun

Word Origin for provide

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