Associations to the word «Provision»


PROVISION, noun. An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.
PROVISION, noun. The act of providing, or making previous preparation.
PROVISION, noun. Money set aside for a future event.
PROVISION, noun. (accounting) A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.
PROVISION, noun. (legal) A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
PROVISION, noun. (Roman Catholic) Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.
PROVISION, noun. (UK) (historical) A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.
PROVISION, verb. To supply with provisions.

Dictionary definition

PROVISION, noun. A stipulated condition; "he accepted subject to one provision".
PROVISION, noun. The activity of supplying or providing something.
PROVISION, noun. The cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties".
PROVISION, noun. A store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms).
PROVISION, verb. Supply with provisions.

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky