from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.
- n. the front sight on a rifle or similar weapon
- n. a bearing taken forwards towards a new object
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. 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. Muzzle sight. See Fore sight, under Fore, a.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
- n. providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
fore- + sight (Wiktionary)