provant

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

provant (comparative more provant, superlative most provant)

  1. (obsolete) Provided for common or general use, as in an army; hence, common in quality; inferior.
    • Ben Jonson
      A poor provant rapier.

Noun[edit]

provant

  1. (obsolete) provender; food
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      One pease was a soldier's provant a whole day.

Verb[edit]

provant (third-person singular simple present provants, present participle provanting, simple past and past participle provanted)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To supply with provender or provisions; to provide for.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

provant

  1. Present participle of provar.