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


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in case, granted. See if.


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.
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Examples from the Web for well-provided

Historical Examples

  • This was all he had with which to meet and overcome Grylls's strong and well-provided party.

    Two on the Trail

    Hulbert Footner

  • It is thickly populated and well-provided with rice and gold-mines.

  • Is not this lavish generosity to a pair of royal and well-provided lovers an insult to the working people of England?

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote

  • Danby was caught by her good looks, and she by the bait of a well-provided home.

  • He was an innocent beggar going to the doors of the well-provided for cold spiritual victuals to warm over for his own family.

    The heart of happy hollow

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

British Dictionary definitions for well-provided


adjective (well provided when postpositive)
  1. having been furnished or supplied with a sufficient amount
  2. (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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