Providence meaning

prŏvĭ-dəns, -dĕns
A manifestation of divine care or direction; an instance of divine intervention. [from 16th c.]
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Divine care or direction, the will of God or the gods; fate.
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The care, guardianship, and control exercised by a deity; divine direction.
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The definition of providence is preparations for the future, frugal management, or divine power.

Homesteaders saving food in cans for the winter is an example of providence.

Managing a large family on a small budget is an example of providence.

The miraculous recovery of a sick relative may be an example of divine providence.

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God, as the guiding power of the universe.
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God.
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Care or preparation in advance; foresight.
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A looking to, or preparation for, the future; provision.
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The capital and largest city of Rhode Island, in the northeast part of the state on Narragansett Bay. It was founded by Roger Williams in 1636 as a haven for religious dissenters and became prosperous as a port in the 1700s. Providence was joint capital with Newport until 1900.
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The careful governance and guidance of god (another deity, nature etc.). [from 14th c.]
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Specifically, the prudent care and management of resources; thriftiness, frugality. [from 17th c.]

His providence in saving for his old age is exemplary.

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Capital of R.I., on Narragansett Bay.
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Skill or wisdom in management; prudence.
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Prudent management; economy.
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(now rare) Preparation for the future; good governance, foresight. [from 14th c.]
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Any of several cities named for this force, particularly the capital of the American state of Rhode Island.
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Origin of providence

  • From Anglo-Norman providence, Middle French providence, and their source, Latin prōvidentia (“providence, foresight"), from the present participle of prōvidÄ“re (“to provide").

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