from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Providing for future needs or events.
- adj. Frugal; economical.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Possessing, exercising, or demonstrating great care and consideration for the future; foresightly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Foreseeing wants and making provision to supply them; prudent in preparing for future exigencies; cautious; economical; -- sometimes followed by of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Foreseeing wants and making provision to supply them; forecasting; cautious; prudent in preparing for future exigencies; having an anticipatory perception of something: sometimes followed by of.
- Frugal; economical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. careful in regard to your own interests
- adj. providing carefully for the future
You become members of them, because you are prudent, or provident, that is, because you are careful, and look forward to a rainy day.
Now these benefit clubs are also called provident societies, and a very good name for them.
He said African National Congress and Cosatu leaders were withdrawing union funds safely invested in schemes such as provident funds, to buy shares in conglomerates.
New Delhi: The revised draft Direct Tax Code has brought cheers to the taxpayers by rolling back the proposal to tax long-term savings such as provident fund and the
Charitably supported free dispensaries and free outpatient treatment by London hospitals were condemned for holding up the development of 'provident' habits.
The tax code has also suggested and exempt-exempt-tax (EET) taxation regime for existing schemes such as provident fund.
DNA that they were given Rs10 lakh apart from the obvious dues such as provident funds, gratuity and insurance cover.
The government-notified minimum wage per day to plantation workers is Rs 103 per day, but the growers say they end up paying up to Rs 160, including statutory benefits such as provident fund and bonus.
Being provident (and lazy, for I have learned that it takes time and labour to manufacture home-made bombs), I pinched off the live end of the fuse in my hand.
Why should our provident, already highly-taxed workers pay for the undisciplined spending of Greek and Italian politicians, their bloated public payrolls, and their corrupt institutions?