Provide Definition

provided, provides, providing
provided, provides, providing
To prepare (for or against some probable or possible situation, occurrence, etc.)
Webster's New World
To make available; supply.
Webster's New World
To supply (someone) with something.
Webster's New World
To have as an available or desirable feature; afford.
A room that provides ample sunlight through French windows.
American Heritage
To get ready beforehand.
Webster's New World

Origin of Provide

  • Middle English providen from Latin prōvidēre to provide for prō- forward pro–1 vidēre to see weid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Latin prōvideō ("I foresee, I act with foresight").

    From Wiktionary

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