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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·vide v. t. [imp. & p. p. Provided; p. pr. & vb. n. Providing.]
 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.”
 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.]
 6. To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See Provisor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·vid·ed conj. On condition; by stipulation; with the understanding; if; -- usually followed by that; as, provided that nothing in this act shall prejudice the rights of any person whatever.
    Provided the deductions are logical, they seem almost indifferent to their truth.   --G. H. Lewes.
 Note:This word is strictly a participle, and the word being is understood, the participle provided agreeing with the whole sentence absolute, and being equivalent to this condition being previously stipulated or established.