provident

adjective
prov·i·dent | \ ˈprä-və-dənt , -ˌdent \

Definition of provident 

1 : making provision for the future : prudent

2 : frugal, saving

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Other words from provident

providently adverb

Examples of provident in a Sentence

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

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Often Kidjo’s holy rolling results wind up sounding similar to the Heads’ take, as the initial African influences were so divinely provident and prominent. Philly.com, "Album reviews: Nine Inch Nails, Lily Allen, Angelique Kidjo," 21 June 2018 The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority is investigating the Vanquis Bank credit-card unit, and the regulator had previously ordered Provident to stop offering a particular repayment product, the company said Tuesday. Stephen Morris, Bloomberg.com, "U.K. Subprime Lender Plunges More Than 70%," 22 Aug. 2017 The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority is investigating the Vanquis Bank credit-card unit, and the regulator had previously ordered Provident to stop offering a particular repayment product, the company said Tuesday. Fortune, "Provident Financial‬‬ Stock Is Sinking Faster Than Ever After Its CEO Quit Amid an Investigation," 22 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of provident

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for provident

Middle English, from Latin provident-, providens, from present participle of providēre

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provident

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of provident

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

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