Definition of provide
What does the word provide mean?
part of speech: verb intransitive
Make due preparation (for person\'s safety, entertainment, &c., against attack &c., rarely for undesirable thing); (of person, law, &c.) stipulate (that); supply, furnish, (person with thing, thing for or to person); equip with necessaries, as you must p. your selves; make provision, esp. secure maintenance, (for oneself, family, &c.); (Hist.) appoint (incumbent to benefice), (of pope) appoint (successor to benefice not yet vacant); providing (that) conj., =foll. [Latin]