(often initial capital letter) the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth.
(initial capital letter) God, especially when conceived as omnisciently directing the universe and the affairs of humankind with wise benevolence.
Other definitions for Providence (2 of 2)
a seaport in and the capital of Rhode Island, in the NE part, at the head of Narragansett Bay.
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How to use providence in a sentence
So when providence scored the first 10 points, it wasn’t much of a shock.Back in action at last, Georgetown holds off Providence to snap its five-game skid | Kareem Copeland | January 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Georgetown will now have at least a full week in between games if it’s able to play at providence on Saturday.Georgetown postpones game against DePaul because of covid issues in Hoyas’ program | Kareem Copeland | January 13, 2021 | Washington Post
In nearby providence, another 600-bed field hospital in the city’s convention center is accepting patients.Inside a Rhode Island field hospital, preparing for the worst of the pandemic | Lenny Bernstein | December 26, 2020 | Washington Post
Among the cities currently considering some form of rent control are Chicago, Philadelphia, providence, and Orlando.Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work (Ep. 373 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | March 12, 2020 | Freakonomics
So that company goes from 100 employees in providence, Rhode Island, to zero employees.Why Is This Man Running for President? (Ep. 362 Update) | Stephen J. Dubner | December 19, 2019 | Freakonomics
“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. | James Joiner | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | David Freedlander | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Tom Shales | August 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The ex-convict mayor of providence, Rhode Island is coming back for more.Ex-Con, Ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci Wants His Old Job Back | David Freedlander | June 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
How do you frame this guy as the mayor of a 21st-century providence?
providence, interposing, made him a painter, and the gaiety of nations has been increased by the possession of some storks.
Divine providence is about to place independence within our reach, in a manner most acceptable to a free and independent people.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
"The feelin' you 'ave in your 'eart for a father, wot's planted there by providence," explained Jane.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
This would be an awful blow to us out here, would be a sign that providence had some grudge against the Dardanelles.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Think of the immeasurable wealth of a providence who could create such a wonder for just two insignificant human beings.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for providence (1 of 3)
Christianity God's foreseeing protection and care of his creatures
such protection and care as manifest by some other force
a supposed manifestation of such care and guidance
the foresight or care exercised by a person in the management of his affairs or resources
British Dictionary definitions for Providence (2 of 3)
Christianity God, esp as showing foreseeing care and protection of his creatures
British Dictionary definitions for Providence (3 of 3)
a port in NE Rhode Island, capital of the state, at the head of Narragansett Bay: founded by Roger Williams in 1636. Pop: 176 365 (2003 est)
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Cultural definitions for Providence
Capital of Rhode Island and the largest city in the state, located in the northeastern part of the state.
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