provision

[ pruh-vizh-uhn ]
/ prəˈvɪʒ ən /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to supply with provisions.

Nearby words

  1. provincialist,
  2. provinciality,
  3. provincialize,
  4. proving ground,
  5. provirus,
  6. provisional,
  7. provisional wing of the irish republican army,
  8. provisioner,
  9. provisions,
  10. proviso

Origin of provision

1300–50; Middle English < Latin prōvīsiōn- (stem of prōvīsiō) a foreseeing, equivalent to prōvīs(us) (past participle of prōvidēre to provide) + -iōn- -ion

SYNONYMS FOR provision
1. condition. 2. catering, purveying. 6. store, provender, stock. See food.

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for reprovisioning

provision

/ (prəˈvɪʒən) /

noun

verb

(tr) to supply with provisions
Derived Formsprovisioner, noun

Word Origin for provision

C14: from Latin prōvīsiō a providing; see provide

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Word Origin and History for reprovisioning
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