prov·i·dent /-dənt, ˌdɛnt/
Prov·i·dent 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.
And of our good and of our dignity,
How provident he is. --Milton.
Syn: -- Forecasting; cautious; careful; prudent; frugal; economical.
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