What does the word providential mean?

Usage examples for providential

  1. " Well, I consider it most providential. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  2. But we can trace a providential purpose in the transfer. – Studies in Old Testament History by Jesse L. Hurlbut
  3. I deemed it a providential thing to us, and urged Thomas and George trying the raft for her. – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms