Provident meaning

prŏvĭ-dənt, -dĕnt
The definition of provident is providing for the future, or being careful with money.

An example of something provident is a life insurance plan; provident financial planning.

An example of someone provident is a woman who clips coupons to save money at the grocery store; provident woman.

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Frugal; economical.

Provident in spending money.

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Providing for future needs or events.
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Providing for future needs or events; exercising or characterized by foresight.
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Prudent or economical.
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Possessing, exercising, or demonstrating great care and consideration for the future; foresightly.
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Origin of provident

  • Middle English from Latin prōvidēns prōvident- present participle of prōvidēre to provide for provide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin providens, providentis, p.pr. of providere: compare French provident. See provide, and compare prudent.

    From Wiktionary