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PROVIDENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Providence mean? 

PROVIDENCE (noun)
  The noun PROVIDENCE has 4 senses:

1. the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
2. the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
3. a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
4. the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources

  Familiarity information: PROVIDENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROVIDENCE (noun)


Sense 1Providence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

capital of Rhode Island; Providence

Instance hypernyms:

state capital (the capital city of a political subdivision of a country)

Holonyms ("Providence" is a part of...):

Little Rhody; Ocean State; Rhode Island; RI (a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state)


Sense 2providence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The guardianship and control exercised by a deity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

divine providence

Hypernyms ("providence" is a kind of...):

care; charge; guardianship; tutelage (attention and management implying responsibility for safety)


Sense 3providence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("providence" is a kind of...):

circumstances; destiny; fate; fortune; lot; luck; portion (your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you))


Sense 4providence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("providence" is a kind of...):

prudence (discretion in practical affairs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "providence"):

foresight; foresightedness; foresightfulness (providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future)

Antonym:

improvidence (a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources)


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