on the condition or understanding (that); providing: I'll go provided that the others go, too.

Origin of provided

1375–1425; late Middle English. See provide, -ed2
Related formsnon·pro·vid·ed, adjectiveun·pro·vid·ed, adjectivewell-pro·vid·ed, adjective

Synonyms for provided

in case, granted. See if.

Antonyms for provided

Usage note

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unprovided

Historical Examples of 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)

    Samuel Richardson

  • "But all that come in are not unprovided," was his lordship's retort.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

  • But the duke was unprovided, and could not come out in an instant.

British Dictionary definitions for unprovided


adjective (postpositive)

(foll by with) not provided or supplied
(often foll by for) not prepared or ready
unprovided for without income or means
Derived Formsunprovidedly, adverb
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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.

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