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Definition of "provident" [prov•i•dent]

  • Providing for future needs or events. (adjective)
  • Frugal; economical. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "provident" in a sentence
  • "You become members of them, because you are prudent, or provident, that is, because you are careful, and look forward to a rainy day."
  • "Now these benefit clubs are also called provident societies, and a very good name for them."
  • "He said African National Congress and Cosatu leaders were withdrawing union funds safely invested in schemes such as provident funds, to buy shares in conglomerates."