Provident – Making provision for the future; prudent
To remember the definition of the word provident, use the following mnemonic:
The professor said it was evident (provident) that the more people provided for the future, the less they would end up depending on the welfare state in old age.
Examples of provident in a sentence
She had always been provident, ensuring she would have enough to maintain a good standard of living in her later years.
If I hadn't been so provident I would have been homeless when I lost my job.
I had racked up a big credit card debt and I realised I needed to be more provident with my money.