For all your dictionary needs!
Tip. You can look up words, expressions, names, titles...
Header of Providence


Video footage: Downtown Providence, aerial
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun providence

What does providence mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • providence: providences
  • Providence: Providences

  1. the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
    • example: divine providence
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: care / charge / guardianship / tutelage = attention and management implying responsibility for safety
  2. a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
  3. the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources

Alternative definition of the noun providence


  1. The prudent care and management of resources.
  2. The careful guardianship exercised by a deity.
  3. A manifestation of divine care or direction.


  1. Providence is the capital and most populous city in Rhode Island. Founded in 1636, it is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is located in Providence County, and is the third-largest city in the New England region after Boston and Worcester. Providence has a city population of 177,994 and is part of the 37th-largest metropolitan population in the country, with an estimated population of 1,600,856, exceeding that of Rhode Island by about 60%, as it extends into southern Massachusetts. This can be considered in turn to be part of the Greater Boston commuting area, which contains 7.6 million people. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River, at the head of Narragansett Bay.
  2. Providence is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. The population was 7,075 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  3. Providence a.k.a. Providence College is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. With a 2012–2013 enrollment of 3,852 undergraduate students and 735 graduate students, the college specializes in academic programs in the liberal arts. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.
  4. Providence is a 4th-class city in Webster County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 3,193 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.
  5. Providence is a town in Marengo County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 311.
  6. Providence is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,841 at the 2000 census.
  7. Providence is a community in the Demerara-Mahaica Region of Guyana, on the east bank of the Demerara River, located at 6°46′0″N 58°10′0″W / 6.76667°N 58.16667°W, altitude 1 metre. Providence is approximately 3 kilometres south of the capital, Georgetown.
  8. Providence is an unincorporated community in Union Township, Johnson County, Indiana.
  9. Providence a.k.a. Providence, Ohio: Providence is a ghost town on the Maumee River in southern Providence Township, Lucas County, Ohio, United States, about 24 miles southwest of Toledo.
  10. Providence a.k.a. Providence, Illinois: Providence is an unincorporated community in Bureau County, Illinois, United States. Providence is west-southwest of Tiskilwa.
  11. Providence a.k.a. Providence, Arkansas is an unincorporated community in White County, Arkansas.
  12. Providence is an unincorporated community in Simpson County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Routes 383 and 591 southwest of the city of Franklin, the county seat of Simpson County. Its elevation is 735 feet.
  13. Providence is a Charleroi Metro station, build on a viaduct and located in Marchienne-au-Pont, in fare zone 1. The station has only one entrance, equipped with escalators and stairs.
  14. Providence a.k.a. Providence, South Carolina: Providence is an unincorporated community in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, United States. Providence is located at the junction of U.S. Route 176 and South Carolina Highway 210 northeast of Bowman.

There are other places with in their name, like New Providence, East Providence, Fort Providence, Lake Providence, Port Providence, Providence Cove, Providence Park, North Providence, Providence Forge, Providence Church, Providence Island, Providence Athenaeum, Providence Day School, Providence University, Providence Plantations, East Providence Township, West Providence Township.


  1. Providence was a six-piece music group originally from Boise, Idaho, but later based out of Portland, Oregon, USA, circa 1971—1974. The band was made up of six members: Bob Barriatua, electric bass, vocals; Bart Bishop, lead vocals, piano, harpsichord, organ, autoharp; Jim Cockey, violin, glockenspiel, vocals; Andy Guzie, guitars, vocals; and brothers Tim Tompkins, cello, vocals, recorders, percussion, and Tom Tompkins, viola, vocals, occasional violin.
  2. Providence is a Japanese progressive rock band.
    • albums: "And I'll Recite an Old Myth From...", "There Once Was A Night of "Choko Muro" The Paradise"
  3. Providence is a French heavy hardcore.
    • album: "Far Beyond Our Depth"
  4. Providence is a musical group.
    • album: "Providence"

There are other groups with in their name, like This Providence, Someday Providence, Special Providence, Bombs Over Providence and Pathway to Providence.


  1. "Providence" is the third full length album from Finnish post-metal band Callisto. It was released on February 18, 2009 in Finland and Sweden, and March 4 for the Vinyl version, March 27 internationally, and May 26 in the United States. It was released in CD form by Fullsteam Records and a 12" double vinyl by Svart Records. This album is also the debut for the band’s new vocalist Jani Ala-Hukkala.
    • genre: Post-metal
    • released on (6 years ago)
  2. "PROVIDENCE" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  3. "Providence" is a composition.
  4. "Providence" is a musical album of Miklós Rózsa.
    • released in (36 years ago)
  5. "Providence" is a musical EP of Immolation.
  6. "Providence" is a composition.
  7. "Providence" is a musical single of Reverb.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  8. "Providence" is a musical album of Hiroshima.
    • released on (23 years ago)
  9. "Providence" is a musical album of Shelby Flint & Tim Weston.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  10. "Providence" is a musical EP of Providence.
    • released in (19 years ago)


"Providence": Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest is a book by Daniel Quinn, published in 1994, and written largely as an autobiography blended with additional philosophical reflections. It details how Quinn arrived at the ideas behind his 1992 novel Ishmael and articulates upon some of these ideas.

  • also known as Providence: The Story of a 50 Year Vision Quest, Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest
  • language: English Language
  • genre: Non-fiction
  • subject: Autobiography
  • released in (22 years ago)


  1. "Providence" is a 1977 French/Swiss film directed by Alain Resnais from a screenplay by David Mercer. It explores the processes of creativity through a portrayal of an ageing novelist, played by John Gielgud, who imagines scenes for his latest novel which draw upon his past history and his relationships with members of his family. The film won the 1978 César Award for Best Film.
  2. Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
  3. "Providence" is an American/Canadian 1991 film directed by David Mackay starring Keanu Reeves.
  4. Providence is a Canadian French language drama television series which aired on Radio-Canada since January 4, 2005.
    • begun on (11 years ago)
    • country: Canada
    • genre: Drama


  1. Providence is a Christian new religious movement founded by Jung Myung Seok. It began as a splinter group from the Unification Church in South Korea in 1978 where it still has the most members. Providence has been widely referred to by the media as a cult.
    • also known as 摂理, 攝理教會
  2. Providence is a 2010 and 2011 JBF Awards nominated restaurant in Los Angeles.
  3. Providence was a large sidewheel steamer launched in 1866 by William H. Webb of New York for the Merchants Steamship Company. The first of Narragansett Bay's so-called "floating palaces", the luxuriously outfitted Providence and her sister ship Bristol, each of which could carry up to 1,200 passengers, were installed with the largest engines then built in the United States, and were considered to be amongst the finest American-built vessels of their era.
  4. Providence was a 649 ton merchant ship and convict ship that transported convicts to Australia.
  5. Providence was a 380 ton merchant ship and convict ship that transported convicts to Australia.

Phrases with Providence

  1. Providence Petrel
  2. Providence Mountain Milkvetch
  3. Providence Island Sign Language
  4. Divine providence

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Providence

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewAquinas’s Philosophical Commentary on the Ethics (2013)

A Historical Perspective by J.C. Doig

the example of the order integral to an army is cited in an article asking whether divine providence is a science.

Google previewBrown University College Prowler Off the Record (2005)

by Matthew Kittay

Providence is a city, but it's not a big city. Sometimes the desire for the city to grow and incorporate new and exciting features is at odds with its efforts to maintain the small-town feel. If you want to go to a club one night, a museum the next day, ...

Google previewThose Left Behind (2006)

Understanding Suicide from a Spiritist View by Jussara Korngold

Providence is the superior spirit; it is the angel that watches over the unhappy; it is the unseen comforter whose inspiration warms the heart upon...

Above all, Providence is a divine love, the sublime overflow that neglects none of its offspring.

Google previewThe Mark Twain Encyclopedia (1993)

by Christie Graves Hamric

Providence. In Mark Twain's work Providence stands metaphorically for God, in the broadest sense, but especially for God as orderer of the earth, humanity, and human destiny.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rhode Island (2001)

by Nancy Capace

November 6, 1815; attended Kent Academy in East Greenwich and Kingston Academy; spent two years in Brown University, Providence, ...

Google previewLouisiana Biographical Dictionary (1999)

by Jan Onofrio

Representative from Louisiana; born in Lake Providence, Louisiana, March 14, 1947; atended East Carroll Parish Training School, Lake Providence, Louisiana; graduated, G.W. Giffin High School in ...

Google previewDictionary Catalogue of the Illinois State Library (1912)

(public Documents Excepted) by Illinois State Library

Providence. 1894', — ed.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

twopence accidence, antisense, commonsense, confidence, consequence, diffidence, evidence, frankincense, multisense, nondefense, providence, Providence, recompense, residence, self-defense, subsequence coincidence, ego-defense ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Providence

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Providence

Click on an item to view that photo:


View more pictures about Providence Athenaeum.

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of PROVIDENCE, USA - JUNE 8, 2013: People visit Burnside Park in Providence. Providence is the capital and most populous city in Rhode Island with 182 thousand citizens. More...

Videos about Providence

Click on an item to play that video:

View more videos about Divine providence, Providence College, and Providence High School.

See also the pronunciation examples of Providence!

Quotes about Providence

Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them. (Anne-Sophie Swetchine)
more quotes about providence...

Scrabble value of P3R1O1V4I1D2E1N1C3E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Providence to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary