EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROVENDER
Pancks recognised the sally in his usual way, and took in his provender in his usual way.
The first thing they saw was the basket of provender Frank had left.
This store of provender aroused no enthusiasm at Stormfield.
If others are the machines to provide this provender, they are the machines to read it.
Their horses were supplied with provender, and led likewise into the hut.
We halted on the top to refresh ourselves with the provender we had brought.
Most of the loading of the waggon consisted of provender for our horses and mules.
But how the deuce should you know how to provender for gentlemen?
The horses were stabled in a corner, and supplied with provender.
Hast thou peace and provender for a wayfaring knight and horse?
c.1300, "allowance paid each chapter member of a cathedral," from Anglo-French provendir, Old French provendier "provider; recipient, beneficiary," from Gallo-Romance *provenda, altered (by influence of Latin providere "supply") from Late Latin praebenda "allowance, subsistence," from Latin praebenda "(things) to be furnished," neuter plural gerundive of praebere "to furnish, offer," from prae "before" (see pre-) + habere "to hold" (see habit). Meaning "food, provisions, etc." (especially dry food for horses) is recorded from mid-14c.