Definitions for providentˈprɒv ɪ dənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
prov•i•dentˈprɒv ɪ dənt(adj.)
having or showing foresight; providing carefully for the future.
mindful in making provision (usu. fol. by of).
economical; frugal; thrifty.
providing carefully for the future
"wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"
careful in regard to your own interests
"the prudent use and development of resources"; "wild squirrels are provident"
With care and consideration for the future; foresightly.
Origin: providens, providentis, p.pr. of providere: compare provident. See provide, and compare prudent.
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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