Webster 1913 Edition
-entis, contr. from
providens: cf. F.
Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful; discreet; sensible; – opposed to
as, a; dictated or directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence;
Moses established a grave and
Frugal; economical; not extravagant;
prudentexpenditure of money
Syn. – Cautious; wary; circumspect; considerate; discreet; judicious; provident; economical; frugal.
Webster 1828 Edition
The prudent man looketh well to his going. Prov.14.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself. Prov.22.
1.Dictated or directed by prudence; as prudent behavior.
2.Foreseeing by instinct; as the prudent crane.
3.Frugal; economical; as a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.