What does the word providence mean?

Usage examples for providence

  1. But if she doesn't, I shall say there is nothing in fate, or Providence either. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  2. But Providence was only laughing at me. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  3. You seem to go upon the supposition that our circumstances are determined by Providence. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith