What does provident mean?

Definitions for providentˈprɒv ɪ dənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word provident.

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, p.pr. 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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provident in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provident in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage


    An attribute of good/true leadership is forethoughtfulness [careful anticipation and preparation for the future ahead]. I mean, a true leader ought to be provident i.e. timely preparation for the future [challenges) is required of him or her. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Feltham:

    In all that belongs to man you cannot find a greater wonder than memory. What a treasury of all things! What a record! What a journal of all! As if provident Nature, because she would have man circumspect, had furnished him with an account-book, to carry always with him. Yet it neither burthens nor takes up room.

  3. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    A person of integrity oversees himself or herself. For Christians, the principle of integrity, what holds us together, is faith. The belief that a provident God accompanies us on every step of life’s journey and in everything we do keeps us from doing anything that cannot be done in God’s company and with the help of His grace.

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Translations for provident

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • vorausschauend, vorsorgend, vorsorglichGerman
  • providenteSpanish
  • kaukoviisas, kaukokatseinenFinnish
  • շրջահայաց, հեռատես, կանխատեսArmenian
  • fyrirhyggjusamur, framsýnn, aðgætinn, forsjállIcelandic
  • vooruitziend, voorzichtig, voorbedachtzaam, voorzorgend, vooruitschouwend, provident, vooruitkijkend, voorzorgelijk, voorziendDutch
  • przezornyPolish
  • предви́дящийRussian
  • ProvidentSwedish

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