Prov"i*dent (?), a. [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, aprovident man; an animal provident of the future.
And of our good and of our dignity,
How provident he is.
Syn. -- Forecasting; cautious; careful; prudent; frugal; economical.
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