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PROVIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does provide mean? 

PROVIDE (verb)
  The verb PROVIDE has 7 senses:

1. provide or furnish with
2. provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
3. determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
4. mount or put up
5. make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
6. supply means of subsistence; earn a living
7. take measures in preparation for

  Familiarity information: PROVIDE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROVIDE (verb)


Sense 1provide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide or furnish with

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

supply; provide; furnish; render

Context example:

We provided the room with an electrical heater

Hypernyms (to "provide" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "provide"):

fuel (provide with a combustible substance that provides energy)

provision; purvey (supply with provisions)

afford; give; yield (be the cause or source of)

equip; fit; fit out; outfit (provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose)

transistorise; transistorize (equip (an electronic circuit or device) with transistors)

upholster (provide furniture with padding, springs, webbing, and covers)

cleat (provide with cleats)

coal (supply with coal)

corbel (furnish with a corbel)

cornice (furnish with a cornice)

constitutionalize (provide with a constitution, as of a country)

key (provide with a key)

tool (furnish with tools)

bush (provide with a bushing)

brattice (supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines)

furnish (provide or equip with furniture)

slat (equip or bar with slats)

berth (provide with a berth)

bed (furnish with a bed)

computerise; computerize (provide with computers)

costume (furnish with costumes; as for a film or play)

bottom (provide with a bottom or a seat)

rafter (provide (a ceiling) with rafters)

canal; canalise; canalize (provide (a city) with a canal)

copper-bottom (provide with a copper bottom)

tap (furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it)

top (provide with a top)

reflectorise; reflectorize (provide with reflectors, such as chemicals)

retrofit (provide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture)

border; edge (provide with a border or edge)

machicolate (supply with projecting galleries)

sanitate (provide with sanitary facilities or appliances)

hat (furnish with a hat)

theme (provide with a particular theme or motive)

kern (furnish with a kern)

leverage (provide with leverage)

water (provide with water)

curtain (provide with drapery)

gate (supply with a gate)

index (provide with an index)

articulate; joint (provide with a joint)

pour (supply in large amounts or quantities)

pump (supply in great quantities)

fire; fuel (provide with fuel)

flood; glut; oversupply (supply with an excess of)

toggle (provide with a toggle or toggles)

patch (provide with a patch; also used metaphorically)

shelter (provide shelter for)

causeway (provide with a causeway)

hydrate (supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance)

stock (provide or furnish with a stock of something)

buy in; stock (stock up on to keep for future use or sale)

caption (provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing)

tube (provide with a tube or insert a tube into)

ticket (provide with a ticket for passage or admission)

stock (supply with livestock)

stock (supply with fish)

rim (furnish with a rim)

fret (provide (a musical instrument) with frets)

step (furnish with steps)

extend; offer (make available; provide)

signalise; signalize (provide with traffic signals)

charge (energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge)

date (provide with a dateline; mark with a date)

feed (feed into; supply)

calk (provide with calks)

fund (provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest)

scant; skimp; stint (supply sparingly and with restricted quantities)

terrace; terrasse (provide (a house) with a terrace)

dado (provide with a dado)

innervate (supply nerves to (some organ or body part))

offer (make available or accessible, provide or furnish)

rail (provide with rails)

grate (furnish with a grate)

wive (provide with a wife; marry (someone) to a wife)

victual (supply with food)

cloy; surfeit (supply or feed to surfeit)

heat (provide with heat)

seat (provide with seats)

seat (put a seat on a chair)

ramp (furnish with a ramp)

arm (supply with arms)

interleave (provide (books) with blank leaves)

glass; glaze (furnish with glass)

hobnail (supply with hobnails)

match (provide funds complementary to)

capitalise; capitalize (supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders)

alphabetize (provide with an alphabet)

wharf (provide with a wharf)

air-condition; air-cool (equip with an apparatus for controlling the humidity and temperature)

uniform (provide with uniforms)

railroad (supply with railroad lines)

partner (provide with a partner)

bewhisker; whisker (furnish with whiskers)

subtitle (supply (a movie) with subtitles)

headline (provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline)

crenel; crenelate; crenellate (supply with battlements)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody with something
Somebody ----s something with something


Sense 2provide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

cater; ply; provide; supply

Context example:

The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

Hypernyms (to "provide" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "provide"):

staff (provide with staff)

gratify; indulge; pander (yield (to); give satisfaction to)

underlay (provide with a base, support, lining, or backing)

fill; fulfil; fulfill; meet; satisfy (fill or meet a want or need)

horse (provide with a horse or horses)

shower (provide abundantly with)

accommodate (provide with something desired or needed)

nourish; nurture; sustain (provide with nourishment)

fix up (find (something or someone) for)

gutter (provide with gutters)

feed (provide as food)

power (supply the force or power for the functioning of)

drench (force to drink)

regale; treat (provide with choice or abundant food or drink)

board (provide food and lodging (for))

feed; give (give food to)

feed (serve as food for; be the food for)

dish; dish out; dish up; serve; serve up (provide (usually but not necessarily food))

cater (supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets)

pander; pimp; procure (arrange for sexual partners for others)

help; serve (help to some food; help with food or drink)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody with something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence examples:

They provide the food to the people
They provide the people the food


Sense 3provide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context examples:

The will provides that each child should receive half of the money / The Constitution provides for the right to free speech

Hypernyms (to "provide" is one way to...):

condition; qualify; specify; stipulate (specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
It ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 4provide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mount or put up

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

put up; provide; offer

Context examples:

put up a good fight / offer resistance

Hypernyms (to "provide" is one way to...):

engage; wage (carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5provide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

allow for; allow; provide; leave

Context examples:

This leaves no room for improvement / The evidence allows only one conclusion / allow for mistakes / leave lots of time for the trip / This procedure provides for lots of leeway

Hypernyms (to "provide" is one way to...):

afford; give; yield (be the cause or source of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 6provide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supply means of subsistence; earn a living

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

bring home the bacon; provide

Context examples:

He provides for his large family by working three jobs / Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon

Hypernyms (to "provide" is one way to...):

support (support materially or financially)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 7provide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take measures in preparation for

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship

Hypernyms (to "provide" is one way to...):

fix; gear up; prepare; ready; set; set up (make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


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