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Webster 1913 Edition


Foresight

Fore′sightˊ

,
Noun.
1.
The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
Milton.
2.
Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought.
This seems an unseasonable
foresight
.
Milton.
A random expense, without plan or
foresight
.
Burke.
3.
(Surv.)
Any sight or reading of the leveling staff, except the backsight; any sight or bearing taken by a compass or theodolite in a forward direction.
4.
(Gun.)
Muzzle sight. See
Fore sight
, under
Fore
,
Adj.

Webster 1828 Edition


Foresight

FO'RESIGHT

,
Noun.
1.
Prescience; foreknowledge; prognostication; the act of foreseeing.
2.
Provident care of futurity; foreknowledge accompanied with prudence in guarding against evil.

Definition 2022


foresight

foresight

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Noun

foresight (countable and uncountable, plural foresights)

  1. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.
    Having the foresight to prepare an evacuation plan may have saved their lives.
  2. the front sight on a rifle or similar weapon
  3. (surveying) a bearing taken forwards towards a new object

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