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Definition of PROVIDENCE

3 definitions found:

Providence \Prov"i*dence\, n. [L. providentia: cf. F. providence. See {Provident}, and cf. {Prudence}.]
     1. The act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation. [1913 Webster]

              Providence for war is the best prevention of it.
                                                    --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     2. Foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which God manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience. [1913 Webster]

              The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Theol.) A manifestation of the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction. [1913 Webster]

              He that hath a numerous family, and many to provide for, needs a greater providence of God. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

     4. Prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality. [1913 Webster]

              It is a high point of providence in a prince to cast an eye rather upon actions than persons. --Quarles. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "Providence": Almighty God, Alpha and Omega, Atropos, Clotho, Dame Fortune, Decuma, Demiourgos, Demiurge, Fata, Fates, Fortuna, God, God Almighty, Heaven, I Am, Jehovah, King of Kings, Lachesis, Lord, Lord of Lords, Lord of hosts, Moirai, Morta, Nona, Norns, Omnipotence, Omniscience, Parcae, Skuld, Tyche, Urdur, Verthandi, Weird Sisters, Weirds, the Absolute, the Absolute Being, the All-holy, the All-knowing, the All-merciful, the All-powerful, the All-wise, the Almighty, the Creator, the Deity, the Divinity, the Eternal, the Eternal Being, the First Cause, the Infinite, the Infinite Spirit, the Maker, the Omnipotent, the Omniscient, the Preserver, the Supreme Being, the Supreme Soul

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

121 Moby Thesaurus words for "providence": acuity, acumen, acuteness, anticipation, apperception, astuteness, austerity, austerity program, beneficence, canniness, care, carefulness, caution, chariness, circumspection, circumspectness, cogency, concern, conservation, consideration, contemplation, control, cool judgment, creation, destiny, direction, discernment, discreetness, discretion, discrimination, dispensation, economic planning, economicalness, economy, economy of means, envisagement, envisionment, false economy, farseeingness, farsightedness, fate, forearming, forecast, foreglance, foregleam, foreglimpse, forehandedness, foreseeing, foresight, foresightedness, forethought, forethoughtfulness, fortune, frugality, frugalness, good judgment, good management, guidance, husbandry, incisiveness, insight, insurance, judgment, judiciousness, karma, kismet, longheadedness, longsightedness, looking ahead, lot, management, measures, parsimoniousness, parsimony, penetration, perception, perceptiveness, percipience, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, perspicuity, perspicuousness, policy, polity, precaution, precautions, precautiousness, prediction, preparation, prepublication, preservation, preventive measure, preview, prevision, prospect, prospection, protection, provision, prudence, prudential administration, prudentialism, readiness, reflection, reflectiveness, safeguard, sagaciousness, sagacity, sensibility, sound judgment, soundness of judgment, sparingness, steps, steps and measures, thoughtfulness, thrift, thriftiness, tight purse strings, trenchancy, unwastefulness, visitations of providence, weighing

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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