September 11, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
provision /prəˈvɪʒən/ noun

plural provisions

Hikers carrying their provisions in their backpacks
Hikers carrying their provisions in their backpacks
Learner's definition of PROVISION

1 [noncount] : the act or process of supplying or providing something

  • They saw to the provision of transportation for the trip. [=they made sure that transportation was provided]

2 : something that is done in advance to prepare for something else


  • Provisions should be made for regular inspections.

  • He made provisions to donate part of his fortune to charity after he died.


  • You should make provision for emergencies.

3 provisions [plural] : a supply of food and other things that are needed

  • I carried my provisions in one large backpack.

  • We brought enough provisions to last the entire trip.

4 [count] : a condition that is included as part of an agreement or law

  • You can enroll in the book club with the provision that you buy more books. [=you can enroll if you agree to buy more books]

  • Under the provisions of the contract, the work must be completed in two months.

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