Prúdent. adj. [prudent, Fr. prudens, Lat.]
- Practically wise.
The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. Prov. xiv. 18.
I have seen a son of Jesse, that is a man of war, and prudent in matters. 1 Sam. xvi. 18.
The monarch prevented all reply,
Prudent, lest others might offer. Milton.
- Foreseeing by natural instinct.
So steers the prudent crane
Her annual voyage. Milton.