Pro·vi·sion v. t. [imp. & p. p. Provisioned p. pr. & vb. n. Provisioning.] To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.
They were provisioned for a journey. --Palfrey.
1. The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
2. That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation.
Making provision for the relief of strangers. --Bacon.
3. Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; -- often in the plural.
And of provisions laid in large,
For man and beast. --Milton.
4. That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions.
5. R. C. Ch. A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
6. Eng. Hist. A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
n 1: a stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one
provision" [syn: proviso]
2: the activity of supplying or providing something [syn: supply,
3: the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in
the event of something happening; "his planning for
retirement was hindered by several uncertainties" [syn: planning,
4: a store or supply of something (especially of food or
clothing or arms)
v : supply with provisions [syn: purvey]