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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
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity God, esp as showing foreseeing care and protection of his creatures
[C14: via French from Latin prōvidēntia, from prōvidēre to provide; see provide, -ence]

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 ?
He inveighed against the injustice of Providence, which would for the sake of one criminal perchance sailing in the ship allow so many innocent persons to perish.
Sometimes the widow would take me one side and talk about Providence in a way to make a body's mouth water; but maybe next day Miss Watson would take hold and knock it all down again.
Providence has in a particular manner blessed it with a variety of soils and productions, and watered it with innumerable streams, for the delight and accommodation of its inhabitants.
To a just Providence was necessary an instrument, at once penetrating, persevering, and convinced, to accomplish a great work.
As a so eminently respectable man, Mr Podsnap was sensible of its being required of him to take Providence under his protection.
I see, Colonel, from all that is happening, that Providence requires great sacrifices of us.
Perhaps this is ordered by Providence, that those who have no right to them may profit by them, in that divine contempt of such profit which Providence so often shows.
Let me beseech you, sir, if you have any compassion either for me or yourself, do not despise the goodness of Providence, but let us go directly to yon light.
I am not stopping this great blessing; under Providence, I am bringing it.
I wish to be providence myself, for I feel that the most beautiful, noblest, most sublime thing in the world, is to recompense and punish.
On the contrary, he felt a cold certainty at his heart that Raffles--unless providence sent death to hinder him-- would come back to Middlemarch before long.
I had hitherto acted upon no religious foundation at all; indeed, I had very few notions of religion in my head, nor had entertained any sense of anything that had befallen me otherwise than as chance, or, as we lightly say, what pleases God, without so much as inquiring into the end of Providence in these things, or His order in governing events for the world.

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