AskDefine | Define provident

Dictionary Definition

provident adj
1 providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education" [ant: improvident]
2 careful in regard to your own interests; "the prudent use and development of resources"; "wild squirrels are provident"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • IPA: /ˈprɒvɪdənt/


  1. With care and consideration for the future.


with care and consideration for the future

Extensive Definition

Provident may refer to:
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
    • Financial companies
      • Unum, formerly UnumProvident, formerly two separate companies Unum & Provident, a financial services company focusing in the United States focusing on disability insurance
      • Friends Provident, a financial services company in the U.K. focusing on life assurance
      • PNC Financial Services, formerly known as Provident National Bank
      • Provident Financial plc, a financial group based in Bradford, England focusing on the home lending and insurance markets

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