American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Perception of the significance and nature of events before they have occurred.
- n. Care in providing for the future; prudence. See Synonyms at prudence.
- n. The act of looking forward.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
- n. Provident care; prudence in guarding against evil; precaution.
- n. In surveying, a forward sight or reading of a leveling-staff; any bearing taken by a compass forward.
- n. The sight on the muzzle of a gun. Synonyms Prevision, forecast, precaution.
- n. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.
- n. the front sight on a rifle or similar weapon
- n. surveying a bearing taken forwards towards a new object
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. that one of the two sights of a gun which is near the muzzle.
- n. The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
- n. Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought.
- n. (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.
- n. (Gun.) Muzzle sight. See Fore sight, under Fore, a.
- n. seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing.
- n. providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
- fore- + sight (Wiktionary)
“From what I hear tell, the foresight is a side effect of the genetic selection and enhancement process that was used when my parents decided to have a child.”
“The only notable place this foresight is applied in the U.S., as I see it, is for our formidable war machine.”
“Kotane's clear insight into the problems of our movement developed in him what we call a foresight; almost a premonition.”
“That's what I call foresight!" cried the magistrate laughing.”
“In the case of cellular machinery (among other things), we are looking at something and thinking about whether the same kind of "foresight" is required to produce the effect.”
“The reason it doesn't appear to exhibit "foresight" is because we observe the intermediate candidates from the generator, before they are filtered.”
“Odd that people should eulogise hindsight, when principled foresight is a far more wonderful thing.”
“My Dad said many times, while I was growing up, "son, foresight is not always very good, but hindsight is always 20/20".”
“Thailand, through foresight, is struggling on, and is hence a point of interest.”
“A wise and well-tempered architect, incorporating experience and foresight, is essential to conduct the volatile dynamics of collaboration toward the goal of raising an edifice.”
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