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Wordnet 3.0


1. providing carefully for the future;
- Example: "wild squirrels are provident"
- Example: "a provident father plans for his children's education"

2. careful in regard to your own interests;
- Example: "the prudent use and development of resources"
- Example: "wild squirrels are provident"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Provident \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. [1913 Webster] And of our good and of our dignity, How provident he is. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Forecasting; cautious; careful; prudent; frugal; economical. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

provident 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 provident"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "provident": Scotch, acute, anticipant, anticipatory, apperceptive, appercipient, argute, astute, canny, careful, cautious, chary, cheeseparing, circumspect, clairvoyant, cogent, conserving, considerate, discerning, discreet, discriminating, discriminative, divinatory, economic, economical, economizing, enlightened, farseeing, farsighted, forehanded, foreknowing, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, frugal, incisive, intuitive, judgmatic, judicial, judicious, labor-saving, longheaded, longsighted, money-saving, parsimonious, penetrating, penny-wise, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous, piercing, politic, precautional, precautionary, precautious, precognitive, precognizant, preparative, preparatory, prepared, prerequisite, prescient, propaedeutic, providential, provisional, prudent, prudential, ready, reflecting, reflective, sagacious, sage, saving, scrimping, shrewd, skimping, spare, sparing, thoughtful, thrifty, time-saving, trenchant, understanding, unwasteful, vigilant, wary, well-advised, well-judged, wise