Providence

Definition of Providence

Prov´i`dence
n.1.The act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation.
Providence for war is the best prevention of it.
- Bacon.
2.Foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which God manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience.
The world was all before them, where to choose
Their place of rest, and Providence their guide.
- Milton.
3.(Theol.) A manifestation of the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction.
He that hath a numerous family, and many to provide for, needs a greater providence of God.
- Jer. Taylor.
4.Prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality.
It is a high point of providence in a prince to cast an eye rather upon actions than persons.
- Quarles.

Related Words

Almighty God, Alpha and Omega, Atropos, Clotho, Dame Fortune, Decuma, Demiourgos, Demiurge, Fata, Fates, Fortuna, God, God Almighty, Heaven, I Am, Jehovah, King of Kings, Lachesis, Lord, Lord of Lords, Lord of hosts, Moirai, Morta, Nona, Norns, Omnipotence, Omniscience, Parcae, Skuld, Tyche, Urdur, Verthandi, Weird Sisters, Weirds, the Absolute, the Absolute Being, the All-holy, the All-knowing, the All-merciful, the All-powerful, the All-wise, the Almighty, the Creator, the Deity, the Divinity, the Eternal, the Eternal Being, the First Cause, the Infinite, the Infinite Spirit, the Maker, the Omnipotent, the Omniscient, the Preserver, the Supreme Being, the Supreme Soul
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