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English noun: Providence

1. Providence (location) the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University


Synonymscapital of Rhode Island


Instance hypernymstate capital


Part meronymLittle Rhody, Ocean State, Rhode Island, RI

2. providence (act) the guardianship and control exercised by a deity


SamplesDivine providence.


Broader (hypernym)care, charge, guardianship, tutelage

3. providence (state) a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures


Broader (hypernym)circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, luck, portion

4. providence (attribute) the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources


Broader (hypernym)prudence


Narrower (hyponym)foresight, foresightedness, foresightfulness


Antonymsimprovidence, shortsightedness









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