A provision is a store or supply of something, like food or clothing. This noun can also describe the planning you do for "when something happens."

We often use this word when we talk about outdoor activities like hiking or camping, or when we talk about outfitting an army in the field, but it basically means "supply." And since provision comes from the Latin word that means to "attend to," you can pretty much guess what the verb form of this word describes: the act of supplying someone else with provisions. In a legal or contractual sense, a provision is a stipulated condition or proviso.

Definitions of provision

n the activity of supplying or providing something

supply, supplying
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supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
alimentation, feeding
the act of supplying food and nourishment
fueling, refueling
the activity of supplying or taking on fuel
care delivery, health care delivery, healthcare delivery
the provision of health care
issuance, issue, issuing
the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)
handling an operation that involves providing labor and materials be supplied as needed
the act of supplying something
the activity of supplying a stock of something
the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort
lactation, suckling
feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
infant feeding
feeding an infant
forced feeding, gavage
feeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat
IV, intravenous feeding
administration of nutrients through a vein
excessive feeding
feeding someone (as a baby) from a spoon
TPN, hyperalimentation, total parenteral nutrition
administration of a nutritionally adequate solution through a catheter into the vena cava; used in cases of long-term coma or severe burns or severe gastrointestinal syndromes
stock issue
(corporation law) the authorization and delivery of shares of stock for sale to the public or the shares thus offered at a particular time
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any specific behavior

n a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)

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fund, stock, store
a supply of something available for future use

n a stipulated condition

“he accepted subject to one provision
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condition, precondition, stipulation
an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

n the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening

planning, preparation
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agreement, arrangement
the thing arranged or agreed to
the planning that is disrupted when someone `upsets the applecart'
malice aforethought, mens rea
(law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials
calculation, deliberation
planning something carefully and intentionally
forethought, premeditation
planning or plotting in advance of acting
secret agreement
something arranged in advance
(law) thought and intention to commit a crime well in advance of the crime; goes to show criminal intent
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cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process
the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

v supply with provisions

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furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to

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