- provident society,
- provincetown print,
Origin of providing
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 providing
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
The language school did not focus on providing instruction but instead was a visa mill.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She also appreciates the importance of providing young girls strong role models, onscreen and off.
One could argue that they are providing a service—and a service that could be replicated by other outlets and media.
Dwyer was present for many of the events he describes, providing a you-are-in-the-room feel.How Four Upstarts Built and Crashed the Anti-Facebook|Jake Whitney|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes sums of money were left to be spent on providing bread for those who were unable to work.Cheshire|Charles E. Kelsey
Nature has helped to discourage native effort by providing the means of sustenance over-lavishly, in one sense.
It stands on the Chattahoochee, which here rushes down rocky rapids, providing an admirable water-power improved by a massive dam.America, Volume 6 (of 6)|Joel Cook
This consisted in providing for punishments in case his enterprises miscarried.The Prince of India, Volume I|Lew. Wallace
Unhappily, the Assembly is not providing a Constitution for contemporary Frenchmen, but for abstract beings.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for provide
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.