Definitions for: Providence

[n] the guardianship and control exercised by a deity; "divine providence"
[n] the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
[n] the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
[n] a manifestation of God's foresightful care for His creatures

Webster (1913) Definition: 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. --Milton.

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. --Jer.

4. Prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy;

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

Synonyms: capital of Rhode Island

Antonyms: improvidence, shortsightedness

See Also: care, charge, circumstances, destiny, fate, foresight, foresightedness, foresightfulness, fortune, guardianship, Little Rhody, lot, luck, Ocean State, portion, prudence, Rhode Island, RI, state capital, tutelage

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