- providence in the fall of a sparrow, there's a special,
- providence, divine,
Origin of provided
verb (used with object), pro·vid·ed, pro·vid·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·vid·ed, pro·vid·ing.
Origin of provide
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.
During two years in Iranian custody, Abdolhamid provided crucial details of how Jundullah operated.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Ben Jacobs|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bill also provided $64 billion in war funding through the Overseas Contingency Operations account.
A new WPA would have helped create jobs and provided some training to underemployed or unemployed youth.
To that I would qualify, provided an opportunity were given me to make sure that she is, in all respects, as other vessels are.The Red Rover|James Fenimore Cooper
Cloth-covered frames should be provided to close these openings and keep out driving storms.
He warily sounded a nature that could be warped to the exigencies of any plan, provided it was profitable.Sons of the Soil|Honore de Balzac
Yet ways and means had to be provided, and the difficulty grew rather than diminished, until it was decided to cut the knot.Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing
Socrates was surely not a good provider, but if he had provided more for his family, he would have provided less for the world.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for provide
"with condition that," early 15c., conjunction use of past participle of provide. As an adjective, "prepared, ready," 1570s; "furnished" 1878.
early 15c., from Latin providere "look ahead, prepare, supply, act with foresight," from pro- "ahead" (see pro-) + videre "to see" (see vision). Related: Provided; providing. Earlier in same sense was purvey, which is the same word as deformed in Old French.