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.
2. To supply; to afford; to contribute.
Bring me berries, or such cooling fruit
As the kind, hospitable woods provide. --Milton.
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.
4. To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as,
the contract provides that the work be well done.
5. To foresee.
Note: [A Latinism] [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
6. To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is
vacant. See Provisor. --Prescott.