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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Provident  \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; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  providing  carefully  for  the  future;  "wild  squirrels  are 
  provident";  "a  provident  father  plans  for  his 
  children's  education"  [ant:  {improvident}] 
  2:  careful  in  regard  to  your  own  interests;  "the  prudent  use 
  and  development  of  resources";  "wild  squirrels  are 

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