provident


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prov·i·dent

 (prŏv′ĭ-dənt, -dĕnt′)
adj.
1. Providing for future needs or events: "a shelter with bunks, springs only, intended for provident hikers who carried sleeping bags" (Donald Hall).
2. Frugal; economical: provident in spending money.

[Middle English, from Latin prōvidēns, prōvident-, present participle of prōvidēre, to provide for; see provide.]

prov′i·dent·ly adv.

provident

(ˈprɒvɪdənt)
adj
1. providing for future needs
2. exercising foresight in the management of one's affairs or resources
3. characterized by or proceeding from foresight
[C15: from Latin prōvidens foreseeing, from prōvidēre to provide]
ˈprovidently adv

prov•i•dent

(ˈprɒv 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.
prov′i•dent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.provident - providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"
prudent - careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"
farsighted, presbyopic - able to see distant objects clearly
thrifty - careful and diligent in the use of resources
improvident - not provident; not providing for the future
2.provident - careful in regard to your own interests; "the prudent use and development of resources"; "wild squirrels are provident"
prudent - careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight"

provident

adjective
Careful in the use of material resources:
Translations

provident

[ˈprɒvɪdənt]
B. CPD provident fund Nfondo m de previsión
provident society N (Brit) → sociedad f de socorro mutuo, mutualidad f

provident

adjvorsorglich, vorsorgend, vorausschauend; provident fundUnterstützungskasse f; provident society private Altersversicherung
References in classic literature ?
Higginson's congratulatory eloquence, this appeared to be the one thing which Colonel Pyncheon, provident and sagacious as he was, had allowed to go at loose ends.
I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgment, than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand, who nailest geese to the ground and feastest on their bloated livers in thy pate-de-foie-gras.
As far as I can see, it will be your chief diversion hereafter; unless Linton make amends for other losses: and your provident parent appears to fancy he may.
Again: those nobles who had seen the coming storm in time, and anticipating plunder or confiscation, had made provident remittances to Tellson's, were always to be heard of there by their needy brethren.
It was partly to this vague fear that Marner was indebted for protecting him from the persecution that his singularities might have drawn upon him, but still more to the fact that, the old linen-weaver in the neighbouring parish of Tarley being dead, his handicraft made him a highly welcome settler to the richer housewives of the district, and even to the more provident cottagers, who had their little stock of yarn at the year's end.
Yet by experience taught we know how good, And of our good, and of our dignitie How provident he is, how farr from thought To make us less, bent rather to exalt Our happie state under one Head more neer United.
Some of these people, more provident and industrious than the rest, lay up a stock of dried salmon, and other fish, for winter: with these, they were ready to traffic with the travellers for any objects of utility in Indian life; giving a large quantity in exchange for an awl, a knife, or a fish-hook.
The same provident care for the deceased that prevails among the hunting tribes of the prairies is observable among the piscatory tribes of the rivers and sea-coast.
If you'd left me alone my widow could ha' gone on to the Provident an' worked fer her board, an' never known - an' never known.
The exhausted females, after receiving some light refreshments from the provident stores of Paul and the old man, now sought their repose, leaving their more stout companions at liberty to provide for their own necessities.
Little thinking of the plan for his happy settlement in life which had suggested itself to the teeming brain of his provident commander, Hugh made no pause until Saint Dunstan's giants struck the hour above him, when he worked the handle of a pump which stood hard by, with great vigour, and thrusting his head under the spout, let the water gush upon him until a little stream ran down from every uncombed hair, and he was wet to the waist.
If they were more provident and less perverse, ma'am, what would they do?