Etymology
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provident (adj.)

c. 1400, "prudent, foreseeing wants and making provision to supply them," from Old French provident and directly from Latin providentem (nominative providens) "foreseeing, prudent," present participle of providere "to foresee" (see provide). By 1590s as "frugal, economical."

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Definitions of provident

provident (adj.)
providing carefully for the future;
wild squirrels are provident
a provident father plans for his children's education
provident (adj.)
careful in regard to your own interests;
wild squirrels are provident
From wordnet.princeton.edu