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Webster 1913 Edition


Provender

Prov′en-der

,
Noun.
[OE.
provende
, F.
provende
, provisions, provender, fr. LL.
praebenda
(
prae
and
pro
being confused), a daily allowance of provisions, a prebend. See
Prebend
.]
1.
Dry food for domestic animals, as hay, straw, corn, oats, or a mixture of ground grain; feed.
“Hay or other provender.”
Mortimer.
Good
provender
laboring horses would have.
Tusser.
2.
Food or provisions.
[R or Obs.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Provender

PROV'ENDER

,
Noun.
[L. vivo, to live, and from vivanda; Eng.viand.]
1.
Dry food for beasts, usually meal, or a mixture of meal and cut straw or hay. In a more general sense, it may signify dry food of any kind.
2.
Provisions; meat; food.
[Not used of food for man in New England.]

Definition 2022


provender

provender

English

Noun

provender (usually uncountable, plural provenders)

  1. Food, especially for livestock.
  2. An edible material that provides sustenance.

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External links

  • provender in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • provender in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911