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Food vs. Provision

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  • Food (noun)

    Any solid substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.

    "The innkeeper brought them food and drink."

  • Food (noun)

    A foodstuff.

  • Food (noun)

    Anything that nourishes or sustains.

    "The man's inspiring speech gave us food for thought."

    "Mozart and Bach are food for my soul."

  • Provision (noun)

    An item of goods or supplies, especially food, obtained for future use.

  • Provision (noun)

    The act of providing, or making previous preparation.

  • Provision (noun)

    Money set aside for a future event.

  • Provision (noun)

    A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.

    "We increased our provision for bad debts on credit sales going into the recession."

  • Provision (noun)

    A clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.

    "An arrest shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Act."

  • Provision (noun)

    Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.

  • Provision (noun)

    A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.

  • Provision (verb)

    To supply with provisions.

    "to provision an army"

  • Provision (verb)

    To supply (a user) with an account, resources, etc. so that they can use a system.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Food (noun)

    What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment.

  • Food (noun)

    Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes.

  • Food

    To supply with food.

  • Provision (noun)

    The act of providing, or making previous preparation.

  • Provision (noun)

    That which is provided or prepared; that which is brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand; preparation.

  • Provision (noun)

    Especially, a stock of food; any kind of eatables collected or stored; - often in the plural.

  • Provision (noun)

    That which is stipulated in advance; a condition; a previous agreement; a proviso; as, the provisions of a contract; the statute has many provisions.

  • Provision (noun)

    A canonical term for regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.

  • Provision (noun)

    A nomination by the pope to a benefice before it became vacant, depriving the patron of his right of presentation.

  • Provision

    To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.

Webster Dictionary
  • Food (noun)

    any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue

  • Food (noun)

    any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment;

    "food and drink"

  • Food (noun)

    anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking

  • Provision (noun)

    a stipulated condition;

    "he accepted subject to one provision"

  • Provision (noun)

    the activity of supplying or providing something

  • Provision (noun)

    the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening;

    "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"

  • Provision (noun)

    a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms)

  • Provision (verb)

    supply with provisions

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