1 providing, supplying, furnishing; catering, victualling, provisioning, purveyance, purveying, furnishing, equipping, fitting out, outfitting, accoutrement, equipment:
The school is responsible for the provision of textbooks. The provision of a cruise ship of that size requires days
2 stipulation, proviso, condition, restriction, qualification, clause, term, exception, demand, requirement, prerequisite, Colloq catch, string, US hooker:
This provision of the contract calls for a penalty for each day's delay beyond the guaranteed completion date.
3 preparation, prearrangement, arrangement, measures, steps:
They had failed to make provision for so many customers and soon ran out of food
4 Usually, provisions. supplies, stores, stockpile, stock(s), quantity; food, foodstuffs, eatables, edibles, drinkables, potables, victuals, viands, comestibles, rations, groceries, provender, staples:
We had enough provisions to last a year.
5 stockpile, stock, supply, victual, cater, purvey:
They provisioned the expedition for a three-month period.
private, state | educational, housing, nursery, pension, service, welfare, etc.
Several firms are responsible for the provision of cleaning services.
2 for a future situation; in a legal document
full | adequate
It is important to make adequate provision for your retirement.
| detailed | express, particular, special, specific | relevant | constitutional, legal, legislative, statutory
VERB + PROVISION
make | contain
provisions contained in the contract
PROVISION + VERB
The same provisions apply to foreign-owned companies.
They had made all kinds of provisions against bad weather.
| ~ for
The Act contains detailed provisions for appeal against the court's decision.
3 provisions: food and drink
VERB + PROVISION
buy, stock up on/with
We went into town to stock up on provisions.
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