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

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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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