Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 637 (Provision)

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#637. Provision. -- N. provision, supply; grist, grist for the mill; subvention &c. (aid) 707; resources &c. (means) 632; groceries, grocery.

providing &c. v.; purveyance; reinforcement, reenforcement[obs]; commissariat.

provender &c. (food) 298; ensilage; viaticum.

caterer, purveyor, commissary, quartermaster, manciple[obs], feeder, batman, victualer, grocer, comprador[Sp], restaurateur; jackal, pelican; sutler &c. (merchant) 797[obs].

grocery shop [U. S.], grocery store.

V. provide; make provision, make due provision for; lay in, lay in a stock, lay in a store.

supply, suppeditate|; furnish; find, find one in; arm.

cater, victual, provision, purvey, forage; beat up for; stock, stock with; make good, replenish; fill, fill up; recruit, feed.

have in store, have in reserve; keep, keep by one, keep on foot, keep on hand; have to fall back upon; store &c. 636; provide against a rainy day &c. (economy) 817.