Pronunciation: (prov'i-duns),[key] —n. 1. (often cap.) the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth.
2. (cap.) God, esp. when conceived as omnisciently directing the universe and the affairs of humankind with wise benevolence.
3. a manifestation of divine care or direction.
4. provident or prudent management of resources; prudence.
5. foresight; provident care.
Pronunciation: (prov'i-duns),[key] —n. a seaport in and the capital of Rhode Island, in the NE part, at the head of Narragansett Bay. 156,804.