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This page has 13 definitions of provision with English translations in 4 languages. Provision is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use provision in a sentence are shown. Also define these 26 related words and terms: good, supplies, accounting, contra, law, clause, providing, condition, stipulation, Roman Catholicism, induction, benefice, nomination, collation, installation, pope, vacant, patron, presentation, computing, user, account, resource, system, provisio, and provisioun.
English provision definition
- An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.
- 1631, [Francis Bacon], “New Atlantis. A VVorke Vnfinished.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […], 3rd edition, London: […] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], page 17, OCLC 1044372886:
- [H]e hath preſerued all points of Humanity, in taking Order, and making Proviſion for the Releefe of Strangers diſtreſſed; whereof you have taſted.
- 1674, John Milton, “Book XI”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books, 2nd edition, London: […] S[amuel] Simmons […], OCLC 563123917, page 307:
- [Noah] Began to build a Veſſel of huge bulk, / Meaſur'd by Cubit, length, and breadth, and highth, / Smeared round with Pitch, and in the ſide a dore, / Contriv'd, and of proviſions laid in large / For Man and Beaſt: [...]
Supplies definitionThird-person singular simple present indicative form of supply
- The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
- Fiue dayes we do allot thee for prouision,
To shield thee from disasters of the world,
- Money set aside for a future event.
- (accounting) A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.
- We increased our provision for bad debts on credit sales going into the recession.
- (law) A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
- Synonyms: condition, stipulation
- An arrest shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
Clause definitionA verb, its necessary grammatical arguments, and any adjuncts affecting them. (1 of 3 clause definitions)
Stipulation definitionThe act of stipulating; a contracting or bargaining; an agreement. (1 of 4 stipulation definitions)
- (Roman Catholicism) Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
Roman Catholicism definitionThe beliefs or religion of the Roman Catholic Church.
- (Britain, historical) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
Pope definitionAn honorary title of the Roman Catholic bishop of Rome as father and head of his church, a sovereign of the Vatican city state.
- Any similarly absolute and 'infallible' authority.
- Any similar head of a religion.
- A theocrat, a priest-king, including over the imaginary land of Prester John or in figurative and alliterative uses.
- An effigy of the pope traditionally burnt in Britain on Guy Fawkes' Day and at other times.
- Pope Day, the present Guy Fawkes Day.
- (transitive) To supply with provisions.
- to provision an army
- (transitive, computing) To supply (a user) with an account, resources, etc. so that they can use a system.
Finnish provision definition
- Genitive singular form of provisio.
Provisio definitioncommission (fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction)
French provision definition
provision f (plural provisions)
- “provision” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Louisiana Creole French provision definition
Middle English provision definition
- Alternative form of
Provisioun definitionpreparations, a readying; something which is set up or given for use. (1 of 7 provisioun definitions)