Definitions for providentˈprɒv ɪ dənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prov•i•dentˈprɒv ɪ dənt(adj.)

  1. having or showing foresight; providing carefully for the future.

  2. mindful in making provision (usu. fol. by of).

  3. economical; frugal; thrifty.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. provident(adj)

    providing carefully for the future

    "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"

  2. provident(adj)

    careful in regard to your own interests

    "the prudent use and development of resources"; "wild squirrels are provident"


  1. provident(Adjective)

    With care and consideration for the future; foresightly.

  2. Origin: providens, providentis, of providere: compare provident. See provide, and compare prudent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provident(adj)

    foreseeing wants and making provision to supply them; prudent in preparing for future exigencies; cautious; economical; -- sometimes followed by of; as, aprovident man; an animal provident of the future


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