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Food vs. Provision

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Foodnoun

(uncountable) 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.’;

Provisionnoun

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

Foodnoun

(countable) A foodstuff.

Provisionnoun

The act of providing, or making previous preparation.

Foodnoun

Anything that nourishes or sustains.

‘The man's inspiring speech gave us food for thought.’; ‘Mozart and Bach are food for my soul.’;

Provisionnoun

Money set aside for a future event.

Foodnoun

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.

Provisionnoun

(accounting) 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.’;

Foodnoun

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

‘This may prove food to my displeasure.’; ‘In this moment there is life and foodFor future years.’;

Provisionnoun

(legal) 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.’;

Foodverb

To supply with food.

Provisionnoun

(Roman Catholic) Regular induction into a benefice, comprehending nomination, collation, and installation.

Foodnoun

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

Provisionnoun

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

Foodnoun

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

‘food and drink’;

Provisionverb

(transitive) To supply with provisions.

‘to provision an army’;

Foodnoun

anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking

Provisionverb

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

Foodnoun

any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth

‘music is food for the soul’; ‘baby foods’; ‘food shortages’; ‘we need food and water’; ‘they had eaten their food and slept’;

Provisionnoun

The act of providing, or making previous preparation.

Food

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. Food is usually of plant, animal or fungal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.

Provisionnoun

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

‘Making provision for the relief of strangers.’;

Provisionnoun

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

‘And of provisions laid in large,For man and beast.’;

Provisionnoun

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

Provisionnoun

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

Provisionnoun

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

Provisionverb

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

‘They were provisioned for a journey.’;

Provisionnoun

a stipulated condition;

‘he accepted subject to one provision’;

Provisionnoun

the activity of supplying or providing something

Provisionnoun

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’;

Provisionnoun

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

Provisionverb

supply with provisions

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