AskDefine | Define provision

Dictionary Definition

provision

Noun

1 a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one provision" [syn: proviso]
2 the activity of supplying or providing something [syn: supply, supplying]
3 the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties" [syn: planning, preparation]
4 a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms) v : supply with provisions [syn: purvey]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From provision.

Noun

  1. An item of goods or supplies obtained for future use.
  2. Money set aside for a future event.

Translations

an item of goods or supplies obtained for future use
  • French: provision
  • Irish: lón
  • Japanese: 支給, 配給
financial money set aside for a future event
  • French: provision
  • Japanese: 準備高

Verb

  1. To supply with provisions.

Synonyms

Related terms

Translations

to supply with provisions
  • French: provisionner (only in the financial meaning)
  • Japanese: 支給する

Finnish

Noun

provision

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /pʁɔ.vi.zjɔ̃/
  • SAMPA: /pRO.vi.zjO~/

Etymology

From provisionem (nominative of provisio, from providere "provide")

Noun

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Extensive Definition

Provision may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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