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providence (ˈprɒvɪdəns Pronunciation for providence

Definitions

noun

    1. (Christianity) God's foreseeing protection and care of his creatures
    2. such protection and care as manifest by some other force
  1. a supposed manifestation of such care and guidance
  2. the foresight or care exercised by a person in the management of his affairs or resources

Synonyms

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= fate, fortune, destiny, God's will, divine intervention, predestination

Providence1 (ˈprɒvɪdəns Pronunciation for Providence1

Definitions

noun

  1. (Christianity) God, esp as showing foreseeing care and protection of his creatures

Word Origin

C14: via French from Latin prōvidēntia, from prōvidēre to provide; see provide, -ence

Providence2 (ˈprɒvɪdəns Pronunciation for Providence2

Definitions

noun

  1. a port in NE Rhode Island, capital of the state, at the head of Narragansett Bay: founded by Roger Williams in 1636. Pop: 176 365 (2003 est)

Translations for 'providence'

  • British English: providence Providence is God, or a force which is believed by some people to arrange the things that happen to us. NOUNThese women regard his death as an act of providence.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: providência
  • Chinese: 上帝
  • European Spanish: providencia
  • French: providence
  • German: Vorsehung
  • Italian: provvidenza
  • Japanese: 神意
  • Korean:
  • Portuguese: providência
  • Spanish: providencia

Example Sentences Including 'providence'

Ce roi allait être lui aussi , mais sans le savoir , une providence pour Haroué.
Le Monde (2003)
Divine providence , s' ensuivra une collaboration avec un grand couturier français.
Marie Claire
Et si régulation il y a , il faut la rechercher plutôt du côté de l' Etat providence que de la consommation sans entraves.
Le Monde (2001)
L' Etat- providence est du domaine du passé , avec pour conséquence la création de nombreux fonds de pension.
Le Monde (1999)
La chute de l' homme qui avait incarné le scandale des Galil , un an auparavant , me paraît être l' oeuvre de la providence.

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