from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Rhode Island, in the northeast part of the state on Narragansett Bay. It was founded by Roger Williams in 1636 as a haven for religious dissenters and became prosperous as a port in the 18th century. Providence was joint capital with Newport until 1900. Population: 175,000.
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- proper n. God, or a guardian deity.
- proper n. Any of several cities in the United States, especially the capital of Rhode Island
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