- on the condition or understanding (that); providing: I'll go provided that the others go, too.
Origin of provided
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in case, granted. See if.
The conjunctions provided and providing are interchangeable. Both mean “on the condition or understanding that,” with that sometimes expressed: Provided (or Providing ) no further objections are raised, we will consider the matter settled.
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Examples from the Web for unprovided
Luckily it is unprovided with a bell summoning us to the sacrifice.
The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion.
She must needs be unprovided of money: but has too much pride to accept of any from me.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
"But all that come in are not unprovided," was his lordship's retort.Mistress Wilding
But the duke was unprovided, and could not come out in an instant.Fox's Book of Martyrs
- (foll by with) not provided or supplied
- (often foll by for) not prepared or ready
- unprovided for without income or means
Word Origin and History for unprovided
"with condition that," early 15c., conjunction use of past participle of provide. As an adjective, "prepared, ready," 1570s; "furnished" 1878.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper