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Providence

The capital and largest city of Rhode Island, in the northeast part of the state on Narragansett Bay. It was founded by Roger Williams in 1636 as a haven for religious dissenters and became prosperous as a port in the 1700s. Providence was joint capital with Newport until 1900.

prov·i·dence

 (prŏv′ĭ-dəns, -dĕns′)
n.
1. Care or preparation in advance; foresight.
2. Prudent management; economy.
3. The care, guardianship, and control exercised by a deity; divine direction: "Some sought the key to history in the working of divine providence" (William Ebenstein).
4. Providence God.

providence

(ˈprɒvɪdəns)
n
1. (Theology)
a. Christianity God's foreseeing protection and care of his creatures
b. such protection and care as manifest by some other force
2. (Theology) a supposed manifestation of such care and guidance
3. the foresight or care exercised by a person in the management of his affairs or resources

Providence

(ˈprɒvɪdəns)
n
(Placename) a port in NE Rhode Island, capital of the state, at the head of Narragansett Bay: founded by Roger Williams in 1636. Pop: 176 365 (2003 est)

providence

(ˈprɒvɪdəns)
n
1. (Theology)
a. Christianity God's foreseeing protection and care of his creatures
b. such protection and care as manifest by some other force
2. (Theology) a supposed manifestation of such care and guidance
3. the foresight or care exercised by a person in the management of his affairs or resources

prov•i•dence

(ˈprɒv ɪ dəns)

n.
1. (often cap.) the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth.
2. (cap.) God, esp. when conceived as exercising such care and guidance in directing human affairs.
3. a manifestation of divine care or direction.
4. provident or prudent management of resources.
5. foresight; provident care.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin prōvidentia foresight, forethought]

Prov•i•dence

(ˈprɒv ɪ dəns)

n.
the capital of Rhode Island, in the NE part, at the head of Narragansett Bay. 152,558.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.providence - the capital and largest city of Rhode IslandProvidence - the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
Little Rhody, Ocean State, Rhode Island, RI - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state
2.providence - the guardianship and control exercised by a deity; "divine providence"
guardianship, tutelage, care, charge - attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
3.providence - a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
circumstances, luck, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, portion - your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"
4.providence - the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
prudence - discretion in practical affairs
foresight, foresightedness, foresightfulness - providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
improvidence, shortsightedness - a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources

providence

noun fate, fortune, destiny, God's will, divine intervention, predestination I regard his death as an act of providence.

providence

noun
Careful use of material resources:
Translations
kaitselmussallimus

providence

[ˈprɒvɪdəns] Nprovidencia f
ProvidenceDivina Providencia f

Providence

[ˈprɒvɪdəns] nla Providence

providence

[ˈprɒvɪdəns] n (= fate) → providence f

providence

n
(= fate)die Vorsehung
(dated: = prudent thriftiness) → Vorsorge f

providence

[ˈprɒvɪdns] nprovvidenza

providence

n. providencia.
References in classic literature ?
Grandmother told him she was sure the Lord had remembered these things to his credit, and had helped him out of many a scrape when he didn't realize that he was being protected by Providence.
But her resolve melted when she saw him before designing Providence had led him into her path.
Why, we are nigh the spot that Providence first placed them at, but where, it seems, they were too rebellious to stay.
Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our conduct, from whatsoever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven.
Never; and if the Pyncheons had always acted so nobly, I doubt whether an old wizard Maule's anathema, of which you told me once, would have had much weight with Providence against them.
I took it in good part, at the hands of Providence, that I was thrown into a position so little akin to my past habits; and set myself seriously to gather from it whatever profit was to be had.
And, doubtless, my going on this whaling voyage, formed part of the grand programme of Providence that was drawn up a long time ago.
Do you know, gentlemen --very gravely and mathematically bowing to each Captain in succession -- Do you know, gentlemen, that the digestive organs of the whale are so inscrutably constructed by Divine Providence, that it is quite impossible for him to completely digest even a man's arm?
But a merciful providence had sent this storm of cold rain--and now all it was necessary to do was to set off a few fireworks, and thump awhile on a drum, and all the homeless wretches from a mile around would pour in and fill the hall
if this yer an't the nearest, now, to what I've heard folks call Providence," said Haley.
Verily, in the all-wise and unknowable providence of God, who moveth in mysterious ways his wonders to perform, have I never heard the fellow to this question for confusion of the mind and congestion of the ducts of thought.
If that is so, Providence must have foreseen that it would be so, and therefore filled the land with the healing baths.

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