provident

  • 1Provident — may refer to: *Entertainment **Provident Label Group, a music label *Finance **Financial companies ***Unum, formerly UnumProvident, formerly two separate companies Unum Provident, a financial services company focusing in the United States… …

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  • 2provident — ⇒PROVIDENT, ENTE, adj. Vieilli. [En parlant de Dieu] Qui exerce sa Providence (v. ce mot B en partic.). Provident il [Dieu] regardait d un regard paternel le monde appareiller le long d un beau rivage (PÉGUY, Ève, 1913, p. 712). Le dieu unique, ( …

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  • 3Provident — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4provident — provident, ente (pro vi dan, dan t ) adj. Terme de philosophie. Qui est doué de l attribut appelé providence. •   ....Et soient bénis les dieux, Dont le soin provident me ramène en ces lieux !, ROTROU Sosies, II, 3. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5Provident — (v. lat.), vorsichtig, vorsorgend. Providenz, Vorsicht, Vorsehung, Fürsorge (Gottes) …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6Provident — Provident, lat. deutsch, vorsorgend, vorsichtig; Providenz, lat. providentia, die Vorsehung …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7provident — I (frugal) adjective careful, economical, money conscious, parsimonious, penurious, prudent, saving, sparing, stingy, thrifty, unlavish II (showing foresight) adjective alert, anticipating, calculating, careful, cautious, chary, circumspect,… …

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  • 8provident — early 15c., from L. providentem (nom. providens), prp. of providere to foresee (see PROVIDE (Cf. provide)) …

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  • 9provident — prudent, foresighted, forethoughtful, discreet (see under prudence) Analogous words: careful, solicitous, concerned (see under CARE n): *thoughtful, considerate: *sparing, economical, frugal, thrifty Antonyms: improvident …

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  • 10provident — [adj] careful, frugal canny, cautious, discreet, economical, expedient, far sighted, foresighted, judicious, penny pinching*, politic, prepared, prudent, sagacious, saving, shrewd, sparing, thrifty, tight, unwasteful, vigilant, well prepared,… …

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  • 11provident — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ making or indicating timely preparation for the future. DERIVATIVES providently adverb …

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  • 12provident — [präv′ə dənt] adj. [ME < L providens, prp. of providere: see PROVIDE] 1. providing for future needs or events; exercising or characterized by foresight 2. prudent or economical SYN. THRIFTY providently adv …

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  • 13provident — providently, adv. providentness, n. /prov i deuhnt/, 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). 4 …

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  • 14provident — /ˈprɒvədənt / (say provuhduhnt) adjective 1. having or showing foresight; careful in providing for the future. 2. characterised by or proceeding from foresight: provident care. 3. economical or frugal. –phrase 4. provident of, mindful in making… …

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  • 15provident — / prɒvɪd(ə)nt/ adjective providing benefits in case of illness, old age or other cases of need ● a provident fund ● a provident society …

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  • 16provident — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin provident , providens, from present participle of providēre Date: 15th century 1. making provision for the future ; prudent 2. frugal, saving • providently adverb …

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  • 17provident — adjective Kaye was provident enough to be able to buy her first home at age 24 Syn: prudent, farsighted, judicious, shrewd, circumspect, forearmed, wise, sagacious, sensible; thrifty, economical See note at economical Ant: improvident …

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  • 18provident — adj. having or showing foresight; thrifty. Phrases and idioms: Provident Society Brit. = Friendly Society. Derivatives: providently adv. Etymology: ME f. L (as PROVIDE) …

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  • 19provident — adjective /ˈprɒvɪdənt/ With care and consideration for the future …

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  • 20provident — Synonyms and related words: Scotch, acute, anticipant, anticipatory, apperceptive, appercipient, argute, astute, canny, careful, cautious, chary, cheeseparing, circumspect, clairvoyant, cogent, conserving, considerate, discerning, discreet,… …

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