Definition of Provident

1. Adjective. Providing carefully for the future. "A provident father plans for his children's education"




2. Adjective. Careful in regard to your own interests. "Wild squirrels are provident"
Similar to: Prudent
Derivative terms: Providence

Definition of Provident

1. a. 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.

Definition of Provident

1. Adjective. With care and consideration for the future; foresightly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Provident

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Provident

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Literary usage of Provident

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1. Industrial Co-operation: The Story of a Peaceful Revolution: Being the by Catherine Webb, L. L. Price (1907)
"The Industrial and provident Societies Act, 1852, commonly called Mr. ... These Acts were consolidated and amended by the Industrial and provident Societies ..."

2. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Labor by United States Bureau of Labor (1911)
"provident INSTITUTE OF THE STATE RAILROAD. The financial organization of the provident institute resulting from the consolidation of the three separate ..."

3. English Associations of Working Men by Josef Maria Baernreither (1889)
"Local Town Societies : the Cannon Street Male Adult provident Institution, Birmingham; ... Deposit Friendly Societies: the Abbot's Ann provident Society.—5. ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1816)
"(I.) An Essay on provident or Parish Kan/a,; for the Security and Improvement of the ... By Barber Beaumont, Esq. FAS Managing Director of the provident ..."

5. Supervising Private Pensions: Institutions and Methods by OECD Staff, Private Pensions and Insurance Unit (2004)
"In 1995, the Mandatory provident Fund Schemes Ordinance was approved and in 2000, the Mandatory provident Fund (MPF) system was introduced. ..."

6. Reports of Cases Heard and Determined by the Lord Chancellor and the Court by John Peter De Gex, Henry Cadman Jones, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1873)
"Lawford 459 Briscoe, Ex parte, Pugh, In re 673 British provident, &c., ... In re The, Coleman's Case 495 British provident, &c., Assurance Society, ..."

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