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provident

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adjective prov·i·dent \-dənt, -ˌdent\

Simple Definition of provident

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

Full Definition of provident

  1. 1 :  making provision for the future :  prudent

  2. 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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