Provision Definition

prə-vĭzhən
provisioned, provisions
noun
provisions
A providing, preparing, or supplying of something.
Webster's New World
The act of making preparations for a possible or future event or situation.
The provision for retirement requires planning.
American Heritage
Something provided, prepared, or supplied for the future.
Webster's New World
A stock of food and other supplies assembled for future needs.
Webster's New World
A preparatory arrangement or measure taken in advance for meeting some future need.
Webster's New World
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verb
provisioned
To supply with provisions, esp. with a stock of food.
Webster's New World
To take preparatory action or measures.
A bank must provision against losses from bad loans.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Provision

Noun

Singular:
provision
Plural:
provisions

Origin of Provision

  • Middle English from Old French forethought from Latin prōvīsiō prōvīsiōn- from prōvīsus past participle of prōvidēre to foresee, provide for provide

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

  • From Old French provision, from Latin prōvīsiō (“preparation, foresight”), from prōvidēre (“provide”).

    From Wiktionary

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