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Webster 1913 Edition


Provident

Prov′i-dent

,
Adj.
[L.
providens
,
-entis
, p. pr. of
providere
: cf. F.
provident
. See
Provide
, and cf.
Prudent
.]
Foreseeing wants and making provision to supply them; prudent in preparing for future exigencies; cautious; economical; – sometimes followed by of;
as, a
provident
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; economical.

Webster 1828 Edition


Provident

PROV'IDENT

,
Adj.
Foreseeing wants and making provision to supply them; forecasting; cautious; prudent in preparing for future exigences; as a provident man; a provident animal.
The parsimonious emmet, provident
Of future.
Orange is what Augustus was,
Brave, wary, provident and bold.

Definition 2022


provident

provident

English

Adjective

provident (comparative more provident, superlative most provident)

  1. Possessing, exercising, or demonstrating great care and consideration for the future.

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Latin

Verb

prōvident

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of prōvideō