Definition of provident:
forehanded, forward, forward-looking, economizing, proactive, long, farseeing, painstaking, careful, farsighted, organized, foresightful, exact, longsighted, systematic, scrimping, scotch, methodical, saving, canny, forethoughtful, save, thrifty, frugal, visionary, economical, foresighted, foreseeing, sparing, chary.
cautious (part of speech: adjective)
- study at thrifty
- vigilant (part of speech: adjective)
- clairvoyant (part of speech: adjective)
- "Tales of the Five Towns", Arnold Bennett.
In the voyage of life also the Christian who would not make shipwreck of his faith, while he is habitually watchful and provident, must often make it his express business to look into his state, and ascertain his progress.- "A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity.", William Wilberforce.
He traced it to some distance, and found a gallery on one side, like a branch, diverging from the main stem, nearly two feet long; at its farther end was a quantity of fine white oak acorns; he soon after discovered another gallery, which contained a store of corn; a third was filled with walnuts; while a fourth contained three quarts of fine chestnuts;- all of which the provident little animal had stored up for the winter.- "Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom", Samuel Griswold Goodrich.