prov*i*dence \ ˈprä-və-dən(t)s \ -ˌden(t)s \
14th century{ds||1|a|}
  • divine guidance or care
  • God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny
  • the quality or state of being provident


geographical name
Prov*i*dence \ ˈprä-və-dən(t)s \ -ˌden(t)s \
  • city in northern Rhode Island that is the state capital and a port at the head of the Providence River (a northern arm of Narragansett Bay) population 178,042

East Providence:g

geographical name
East Providence \
  • city in eastern Rhode Island on the border with Massachusetts population 47,037

New Providence:g

geographical name
New Providence \
  • island in the northwest central Bahamas east of the island of Andros area 80 square miles (207 square kilometers), population 247,500

North Providence:g

geographical name
North Providence \
  • town in northeastern Rhode Island population 32,078

Rhode Island:g

geographical name
Rhode Is*land \ rōd-ˈī-lənd \
  • state in the northeastern U.S. surrounding Narragansett Bay and bordering the Atlantic; capital Providence area 1212 square miles (3139 square kilometers), population 1,052,567
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