provision noun

1 supply

ADJ. private, state | educational, housing, nursery, pension, service, welfare, etc.

PREP. ~ of Several firms are responsible for the provision of cleaning services.

2 for a future situation; in a legal document

ADJ. full | adequate It is important to make adequate provision for your retirement. | detailed | express, particular, special, specific | relevant | constitutional, legal, legislative, statutory

VERB + PROVISION make | contain provisions contained in the contract

PROVISION + VERB apply The same provisions apply to foreign-owned companies.

PREP. ~ against They had made all kinds of provisions against bad weather. | ~ for The Act contains detailed provisions for appeal against the court's decision.

3 provisions: food and drink

VERB + PROVISION buy, stock up on/with We went into town to stock up on provisions.