Origin of providence
Related Words for providencegod, deity, guidance, prudence, foresight, husbandry, precaution, economy
Examples from the Web for providence
Contemporary Examples of providence
“Basically, I was contacted and asked if an appeal could be opened on my behalf,” she told me from her home in Providence.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.
December 29, 2014
Buddy Cianci knows the soul of Providence—and voters apparently know the ex-mayor a little too well to forgive and forget.Former Providence Mayor & Ex-Con Buddy Cianci's Redemption Tour Goes Bust
November 4, 2014
That crazy image stayed in my mind all the way up from Washington on a train, which I fell out of in Providence, R.I.My Time on the Set of 'Jaws,' or How to Get a Photo of a Frickin' Mechanical Shark
August 17, 2014
The ex-convict mayor of Providence, Rhode Island is coming back for more.Ex-Con, Ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci Wants His Old Job Back
June 25, 2014
To hear Cianci tell it, in the last 13 years Providence is a city that has gone to seed.Can America’s Favorite Ex-Con Mayor Win Again?
June 22, 2014
Historical Examples of providence
Providence has a hand in this, as in all other sublunary dispensations.
The lover wrestled with Providence for his foreshadowed bliss.The Hall of Fantasy (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Did not the providence of the world ordain that not a few should go unmarried?Weighed and Wanting
Not, of course, that he put it that way, or that he was making terms with Providence.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Fate played into his hands without doubt, but Fate was not Providence.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- ChristianityGod's foreseeing protection and care of his creatures
- such protection and care as manifest by some other force
Word Origin for Providence
late 14c., "foresight, prudent anticipation," from Old French providence "divine providence, foresight" (12c.) and directly from Latin providentia "foresight, precaution, foreknowledge," from providentem (nominative providens), present participle of providere (see provide).
Providence (usually capitalized) "God as beneficent caretaker," first recorded c.1600, from earlier use of the word for "God's beneficient care or guidance" (14c.), short for divine providence, etc. The noun in Latin occasionally had a similar sense.
U.S. state, the region is traditionally said to have been named by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano when he passed through in 1524, based on an imagined similarity between modern Block Island and the Greek Isle of Rhodes. More likely from Roodt Eylandt, the name Dutch explorer Adriaen Block gave to Block Island c.1614, literally "red island," so called for the color of its cliffs. Under this theory, the name was altered by 17c. English settlers by influence of the Greek island name (see Rhodes), and then extended to the mainland part of the colony. Block Island later (by 1685) was renamed for the Dutch explorer.
Capital of Rhode Island and the largest city in the state, located in the northeastern part of the state.