What is provision?

  • (noun): A stipulated condition.
    Example: "He accepted subject to one provision"
    Synonyms: proviso
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "provision":

  • (noun): The cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening.
    Synonyms: planning, preparation
  • (verb): Supply with provisions.
    Synonyms: purvey
  • (noun): A store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms).
  • (noun): The activity of supplying or providing something.
    Synonyms: supply, supplying

Famous quotes containing the word provision:

    When ... I comprehended that poetry had no provision in it for ultimate practical attainment of the rightness of work that is truth, but led on ever only to a temporizing less- than-truth ... I stopped.
    Laura (Riding)

    The caretaking has to be done. “Somebody’s got to be the mommy.” Individually, we underestimate this need, and as a society we make inadequate provision for it. Women take up the slack, making the need invisible as we step in to fill it.
    Mary Catherine Bateson (20th century)

    Why should the generations overlap one another at all? Why cannot we be buried as eggs in neat little cells with ten or twenty thousand pounds each wrapped round us in Bank of England notes, and wake up, as the Sphinx wasp does, to find that its papa and mamma have not only left ample provision at its elbow but have been eaten by sparrows some weeks before we began to live consciously on our own accounts?
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)