provident


prov·i·dent

adjective \-dənt, -ˌdent\

: careful about planning for the future and saving money for the future

Full Definition of PROVIDENT

1
:  making provision for the future :  prudent
2
:  frugal, saving
prov·i·dent·ly adverb

Examples of PROVIDENT

  1. <it is possible to be provident without being miserly>
  2. <her provident measures kept us safe while we waited out the hurricane>

Origin of PROVIDENT

Middle English, from Latin provident-, providens, from present participle of providēre
First Known Use: 15th century

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