how to pronounce provost


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provost is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of provost in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… city hall a place for the provost of …”

meanings of provost


  1. A viceroy.
  2. An officer of the military police, particularly provost marshal or provost sergeant.
  3. A constable: a medieval or early modern official charged with arresting, holding, and punishing criminals.
  4. Various Roman offices, as prefect and praetor.
  5. A reeve.
  6. A senior deputy, a superintendent.
  7. A prior: an abbot's second-in-command.
  8. A governor.
  9. A steward or seneschal: a medieval agent given management of a feudal estate or charged with collecting fees; (obsolete, sometimes as ~ of Paradise or ~ of Heaven) a title of the archangel Michael.
  10. The head of various colleges and universities.
  11. A provost cell: a military cell or prison.
  12. A senior deputy administrator; a vice-president of academic affairs.
  13. Any manager or overseer in a medieval or early modern context.
  14. The minister of the chief Protestant church of a town or region in Germany, the Low Countries, and Scandinavia.
  15. An assistant fencing master.
  16. A ruler.
  17. One placed in charge: a head, a chief.
  18. A dean: the head of a cathedral chapter.
  19. The head of various other ecclesiastical bodies, even (rare, obsolete) muezzins.
  20. A mayor: the chief magistrate of a town, particularly (Scotland) the head of a burgh or the former chiefs of various towns in France, Flanders, or other Continental European countries.


  1. To be delivered to a provost marshal for punishment.


  1. An occupational surname for a provost.

provost frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word provost occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics provost can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that provost can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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