[pruh-vizh-uh n] /prəˈvɪʒ ən/
a clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
the providing or supplying of something, especially of food or other necessities.
arrangement or preparation beforehand, as for the doing of something, the meeting of needs, the supplying of means, etc.
something provided; a measure or other means for meeting a need.
a supply or stock of something provided.
provisions, supplies of food.
verb (used with object)
to supply with provisions.
the act of supplying or providing food, etc
something that is supplied or provided
preparations made beforehand (esp in the phrase make provision for)
(pl) food and other necessities, esp for an expedition
(pl) food obtained for a household
a demand, condition, or stipulation formally incorporated in a document; proviso
the conferring of and induction into ecclesiastical offices
(transitive) to supply with provisions
late 14c., “a providing beforehand, action of arranging in advance” (originally in reference to ecclesiastical appointments made before the position was vacant), from Old French provision “precaution, care” (early 14c.), from Latin provisionem (nominative provisio) “a foreseeing, foresight, preparation, prevention,” noun of action from past participle stem of providere “look ahead” (see provide). Meaning “something provided” is attested from late 15c.; specific sense of “supply of food” is from c.1600.
“to supply with provisions,” 1787, from provision (n.). Related: Provisioned; provisioning.
[pruh-vizh-uh n] /prəˈvɪʒ ən/ noun 1. a clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso. 2. the providing or supplying of something, especially of food or other necessities. 3. arrangement or preparation beforehand, as for the doing of something, the meeting of needs, the supplying of means, etc. […]
[puhb-luh-sahyz] /ˈpʌb ləˌsaɪz/ verb (used with object), publicized, publicizing. 1. to give to; bring to notice; advertise: They publicized the meeting as best they could. /ˈpʌblɪˌsaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to bring to public notice; advertise n. 1902; see public (adj.) + -ize. Related: Publicized; publicizing.
[pur-chuh s] /ˈpɜr tʃəs/ verb (used with object), purchased, purchasing. 1. to acquire by the payment of money or its equivalent; buy. 2. to acquire by effort, sacrifice, flattery, etc. 3. to influence by a bribe. 4. to be sufficient to buy: Twenty dollars purchases a subscription. 5. Law. to acquire (land or other property) […]
[oh-ver-kwol-uh-fahyd] /ˈoʊ vərˈkwɒl əˌfaɪd/ adjective 1. having more education, training, or experience than is required for a job or position. /ˌəʊvəˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪd/ adjective 1. having more managerial experience or academic qualifications than required for a particular job