provided [pruh-vahy-did] SynonymsExamplesWord Originconjunction
- on the condition or understanding (that); providing: I’ll go provided that the others go, too.
Origin of provided 1375–1425; late Middle English. See provide, -ed2 Related formsnon·pro·vid·ed, adjectiveun·pro·vid·ed, adjectivewell-pro·vid·ed, adjectiveSynonyms for provided in case, granted. See if.Antonyms for provided lest.Usage note The conjunctions provided and providing are interchangeable. Both mean “on the condition or understanding that,” with that sometimes expressed: Provided (or Providing ) no further objections are raised, we will consider the matter settled. Related Words for well-provided rife, awash, filled, loaded, generous, productive, fertile, prolific, ample, sufficient, bountiful, unlimited, jammed, crowded, overflowing, teeming, lavish, abounding, packed, stuffed Examples from the Web for well-provided Historical Examples of well-provided
This was all he had with which to meet and overcome Grylls’s strong and well-provided party.
It is thickly populated and well-provided with rice and gold-mines.
Is not this lavish generosity to a pair of royal and well-provided lovers an insult to the working people of England?
George W. Foote
Danby was caught by her good looks, and she by the bait of a well-provided home.
He was an innocent beggar going to the doors of the well-provided for cold spiritual victuals to warm over for his own family.
Paul Laurence Dunbar
British Dictionary definitions for well-provided well-provided adjective (well provided when postpositive)
- having been furnished or supplied with a sufficient amount
- (foll by for) having been supplied with sufficient means of support, esp financially
Word Origin and History for well-provided provided
“with condition that,” early 15c., conjunction use of past participle of provide. As an adjective, “prepared, ready,” 1570s; “furnished” 1878.