What does the word provide mean?

Usage examples for provide

  1. You have got a home, and a dear, noble, faithful brother to provide for you." – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  2. I'll take her away from here and provide for her like she was a queen, I'll give her the love and comradeship of a young man and make her happy, Joe. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  3. I will provide for myself and child. – Maria The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft