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Definition of Providence

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capital city of Rhode Island (USA); divine supervision or protection; God
supervision, protection; care, concern; prudence, frugality, thriftiness
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Providence Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation.
  
(n.)
Prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality.
  
(n.)
Foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which God manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience.
  
(n.)
A manifestation of the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction.
  
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\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. providence for war is the best prevention of it.
2. foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which god manifests for his creatures; hence, god himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience. the world was all before them, where to choose their place of rest, and providence their guide.
3. (theol.) a manifestation of the care and superintendence which god exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction. he that hath a numerous family, and many to provide for, needs a greater providence of god. taylor.
4. prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality. it is a high point of providence in a prince to cast an eye rather upon actions than persons.

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dyddarbod = n. providence
Lluniaeth = n. formation; design; support; providence
Rhagluniaeth = n. providence
Rhaglyd = n. forecast; providence
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
(synonym) capital of Rhode Island
(hypernym) state capital
(part-holonym) Rhode Island, Little Rhody, Ocean State, RI

Noun
1. the guardianship and control exercised by a deity; "divine providence"
(hypernym) care, charge, tutelage, guardianship
2. a manifestation of God's foresightful care for His creatures
(hypernym) fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion
3. the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
(antonym) improvidence, shortsightedness
(hypernym) prudence
(hyponym) foresight, foresightedness, foresightfulness
Providence Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Providence and Worcester Railroad Company
Exchange: AMEX
Provides interstate freight railroad transportation services in massachusetts, rhode island, connecticut and new york; And operates double stack intermodal terminal facilities in new england.
Providence Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: RHODE ISLAND
City: PROVIDENCE
State: RHODE ISLAND
City: PROVIDENCE
State: RHODE ISLAND
City: PROVIDENCE
State: NORTH CAROLINA
City: PROVIDENCE
State: KENTUCKY
City: PROVIDENCE
State: UTAH
City: PROVIDENCE
International Relations and Security Acronyms
World War II plan (canceled) for the occupation of the Buna area of New Guinea
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Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Providence may refer to:
  • Providence, Rhode Island, the capital of Rhode Island in the United States
  • Divine providence, divinely ordained events and outcomes

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Providence Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
literally means foresight, but is generally used to denote God's preserving and governing all things by means of second causes (Ps. 18:35; 63:8; Acts 17:28; Col. 1:17; Heb. 1:3). God's providence extends to the natural world (Ps. 104:14; 135:5-7; Acts 14:17), the brute creation (Ps. 104:21-29; Matt. 6:26; 10:29), and the affairs of men (1 Chr. 16:31; Ps. 47:7; Prov. 21:1; Job 12:23; Dan. 2:21; 4:25), and of individuals (1 Sam. 2:6; Ps. 18:30; Luke 1:53; James 4:13-15). It extends also to the free actions of men (Ex. 12:36; 1 Sam. 24:9-15; Ps. 33:14, 15; Prov. 16:1; 19:21; 20:24; 21:1), and things sinful (2 Sam. 16:10; 24:1; Rom. 11:32; Acts 4:27, 28), as well as to their good actions (Phil. 2:13; 4:13; 2 Cor. 12:9, 10; Eph. 2:10; Gal. 5:22-25). As regards sinful actions of men, they are represented as occurring by God's permission (Gen. 45:5; 50:20. Comp. 1 Sam. 6:6; Ex. 7:13; 14:17; Acts 2:3; 3:18; 4:27, 28), and as controlled (Ps. 76:10) and overruled for good (Gen. 50:20; Acts 3:13). God does not cause or approve of sin, but only limits, restrains, overrules it for good. The mode of God's providential government is altogether unexplained. We only know that it is a fact that God does govern all his creatures and all their actions; that this government is universal (Ps. 103:17-19), particular (Matt. 10:29-31), efficacious (Ps. 33:11; Job 23:13), embraces events apparently contingent (Prov. 16:9, 33; 19:21; 21:1), is consistent with his own perfection (2 Tim. 2:13), and to his own glory (Rom. 9:17; 11:36).