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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prov·i·dent /-dənt, ˌdɛnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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