providence (n.)

late 14c., "foresight, prudent anticipation," from Old French providence "divine providence, foresight" (12c.) and directly from Latin providentia "foresight, precaution, foreknowledge," from providentem (nominative providens), present participle of providere "look ahead, prepare, supply, act with foresight," from pro "ahead" (see pro-) + videre "to see" (from PIE root *weid- "to see").

Providence (usually capitalized) "God as beneficent caretaker," first recorded c. 1600, from earlier use of the word for "God's beneficient care or guidance" (14c.), short for divine providence, etc. The noun in Latin occasionally had a similar sense.

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Definitions of providence from WordNet
providence (n.)
the guardianship and control exercised by a deity;
divine providence
providence (n.)
a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures;
providence (n.)
the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources;
Providence (n.)
the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University;
Synonyms: capital of Rhode Island