provident: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (prov'i-dunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. having or showing foresight; providing carefully for the future.
  2. characterized by or proceeding from foresight: provident care.
  3. mindful in making provision (usually fol. by of&hasp;).
  4. economical; frugal; thrifty.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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