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Definition of "providence" []

  • Care or preparation in advance; foresight. (noun)
  • Prudent management; economy. (noun)
  • The care, guardianship, and control exercised by a deity; divine direction: "Some sought the key to history in the working of divine providence” ( William Ebenstein). (noun)
  • God. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "providence" in a sentence
  • "And his providence is a continued creation, Ps. cxix."
  • "He that gave us our being, by a constant renewed act upholds us in our being, and his providence is a continued creation."
  • "He has the command of all the creatures that he has made (v. 16); his providence is a continued creation."