WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
prov•i•den•tial /ˌprɑvɪˈdɛnʃəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of, relating to, or resulting from divine providence.
  2. fortunate or lucky:a providential coincidence.
prov•i•den•tial•ly, adv. See -vide-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
prov•i•den•tial  (prov′i denshəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of, pertaining to, or resulting from divine providence:providential care.
  2. opportune, fortunate, or lucky:a providential event.
prov′i•dential•ly, adv. 
  • Latin prōvidenti(a) providence + -al1
  • 1640–50
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged happy.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

providential /ˌprɒvɪˈdɛnʃəl/ adj
  1. relating to, characteristic of, or presumed to proceed from or as if from divine providence

ˌproviˈdentially adv



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