- care or provision for the future; provident care; prudence.
- the act or power of foreseeing; prevision; prescience.
- an act of looking forward.
- knowledge or insight gained by or as by looking forward; a view of the future.
- Surveying .
- a sight or reading taken on a forward point.
- (in leveling) a rod reading on a point the elevation of which is to be determined.