providence

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prov·i·dence

noun \ˈprä-və-dən(t)s, -ˌden(t)s\

Definition of PROVIDENCE

1
a often capitalized :  divine guidance or care
b capitalized :  God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny
2
:  the quality or state of being provident

Examples of PROVIDENCE

  1. <practicing its customary providence, the snowbound family was able to make the meager stores last until help arrived>
  2. <had the providence to lay in supplies before the storm hit>

Origin of PROVIDENCE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin providentia, from provident-, providens
First Known Use: 14th century

Prov·i·dence

geographical name \ˈprä-və-dən(t)s, -ˌden(t)s\

Definition of PROVIDENCE

city & port N Rhode Island, its pop 178,042

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