Definition of providential adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    providential

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌprɑvəˈdɛnʃl//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1lucky because it happens at the right time, but without being planned synonym timely
  2. 2 A providential wind carried the raft to the shore. The announcement seems providential at a time when good news is in short supply.
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NAmE//ˌprɑvəˈdɛnʃəli//
 
adverb
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