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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Provide \Pro*vide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Provided; p. pr. & vb. n. Providing.] [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See Vision, and cf. Prudent, Purvey.] 1. To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare. "Provide us all things necessary." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To supply; to afford; to contribute. [1913 Webster] Bring me berries, or such cooling fruit As the kind, hospitable woods provide. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To furnish; to supply; -- formerly followed by of, now by with. "And yet provided him of but one." --Jer. Taylor. "Rome . . . was well provided with corn." --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 4. To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as, the contract provides that the work be well done. [1913 Webster] 5. To foresee. Note: [A Latinism] [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 6. To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See Provisor. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]