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Meaning of PROVIDENT

Pronunciation:  'prâvidunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"
  2. [adj]  careful in regard to your own interests; "the prudent use and development of resources"; "wild squirrels are provident"

PROVIDENT is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: careful, farseeing, farsighted, forehanded, foresighted, foresightful, forethoughtful, long, longsighted, thrifty
 Antonyms: improvident
 See Also: prudent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Prov"i*dent\, a. [L. providens, -entis, p. pr. of
providere: cf. F. provident. See {Provide}, and cf.
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.

      And of our good and of our dignity, How provident he
      is.                                      --Milton.

Syn: Forecasting; cautious; careful; prudent; frugal;