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providence (prudence)

Definition:

the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Related to:

provident

Plural:

providences

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"foresight, prudent anticipation", from Old French providence (12th century),...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

providence [theology]

the quality in divinity on which humankind bases the belief in a benevolent intervention in human affairs and the affairs of the world. The forms that ... (26 of 485 words, 4 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

providence | Providence

[Christianity] God's foreseeing protection and care of his creatures | such protection and care as manifest by some other force | a supposed ... (21 of 485 words, 6 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

providence | Providence [sense-specific] | frugality [synonym, sense-specific] | husbandry [synonym, sense-specific] | parsimony [synonym, sense-specific] | penny-pinching [synonym, sense-specific] | economy [synonym, sense-specific] | scrimping [synonym, sense-specific] | skimping [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"providence" or "Providence": divine guidance or care ; "Providence": God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny | the quality or ... (22 of 126 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

providence | Providence

the protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power | God or nature as providing protective care | timely preparation for future ... (23 of 94 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/providence

American Heritage Dictionary:

providence | Providence

Care or preparation in advance; foresight. | Prudent management; economy. | The care, guardianship, and control exercised by a deity; divine direction ... (20 of 93 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

providence | Providence

"providence" or "Providence": the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth. | "Providence": God, especially when ... (22 of 86 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/providence

New World Dictionary:

providence | Providence

a looking to, or preparation for, the future; provision | skill or wisdom in management; prudence | the care or benevolent guidance of God or nature ; ... (25 of 67 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

providence [uncountable, literary] | Providence

a powerful force that some people believe causes everything that happens to us (13 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/providence

Cambridge Dictionary:

providence

an influence which is not human in origin and is thought to control whether or not people receive the things which they need (23 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/providence

Wiktionary:

providence | providences [plural]

The prudent care and management of resources. | The careful guardianship exercised by a deity. | A manifestation of divine care or direction. (21 of 25 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/providence

Wikipedia:

Prudence

the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason. It's classically considered to be a virtue, and in particular one of the four Cardinal virtues. The word comes from Old French prudence, from Latin prudentia. It's often associated with... (42 of 2856 words, 2 images)

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Prudence (disambiguation)

a virtue, the exercising of good judgment or wisdom in practical matters. Prudence may also refer to: Prudence (given name) | Prudence, West Virginia | Prudence Island, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island | Prudence Building, Manhattan, New York | Prudence ... (35 of 90 words, 5 definitions)

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Encarta Dictionary:

providence

the wisdom, care, and guidance believed to be provided by God | God perceived as a caring force guiding humankind | good judgment and foresight in the ... (25 of 66 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736283​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

providence

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "foresight, prudent anticipation", from Old French providence (12th century), from Latin providentia "foresight, precaution", from ... (18 of 36 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

providence

Origin: Middle English from Middle French from Latin providentia, foresight from providens: see "provident" | named by Roger "Williams"

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Oxford Dictionary:

providence | Providence

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin providentia, from providere "foresee, attend to" (see "provide")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/providence

Collins Dictionary:

providence | Providence

First use: 14th century

Origin: via French from Latin prōvidēntia, from prōvidēre to provide; see provide, -ence

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/providence

Merriam-Webster:

providence | Providence [sense-specific]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin providentia, from provident-, providens

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/providence

Wiktionary:

providence

Origin: Old French providence, from Latin prōvidentia ("providence, foresight").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/providence

Encarta Dictionary:

providence

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin providentia "foresight" from provident-, present participle of providere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736283​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

providence

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Collins Dictionary:

providence | Providence

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

providence [uncountable, literary]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

providence [uncountable, literary]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

providence

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the Free Dictionary:

Providence

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Google Dictionary:

providence

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

providence

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Providence

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YourDictionary Audio:

providence

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