What does the word Provided mean?

Usage examples for Provided

  1. The children are already provided for by a fresh- air society, but the woman I'm going to take, and- and give her a whole week of food that she didn't have to cook herself. – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  2. The girl was then only seven, so it was provided that she should live on in her father's house for four years after the wedding. – Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton
  3. Two hospital ships should be provided. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various