[ pruh-vahy-ding ]
See synonyms for providing on
  1. on the condition or understanding (that); provided: He can stay here providing he works.

Origin of providing

First recorded in 1375–1425, providing is from the late Middle English word provydyng. See provide, -ing2

synonym study For providing

See if.

confusables note For providing

See provided.

Words Nearby providing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use providing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for providing



/ (prəˈvaɪdɪŋ) /

  1. (subordinating sometimes foll by that) on the condition or understanding (that): I'll play, providing you pay me

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