[ pruh-vahy-did ]
/ prəˈvaɪ dɪd /


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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for well-provided


adjective (well provided when postpositive)

having been furnished or supplied with a sufficient amount
(foll by for) having been supplied with sufficient means of support, esp financially
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Word Origin and History for well-provided


"with condition that," early 15c., conjunction use of past participle of provide. As an adjective, "prepared, ready," 1570s; "furnished" 1878.

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