Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Prudent; foresighted.
  • adj. Able to see far; keen-sighted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having good eyesight; eagle-eyed
  • adj. Characterized by prudence and foresight

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Able to see to a great distance; farsighted.
  • adj. Having foresight as regards the future.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Seeing far; having foresight or forethought.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of seeing to a great distance
  • adj. planning prudently for the future

Etymologies

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Partly from far +‎ seeing; partly from farsee +‎ -ing.

Examples

  • "We will all miss him deeply, and long benefit from the works of his farseeing soul," he said.

    Pell Grant creator dead at 90

  • HubbleSite has one page devoted to Discoveries, "the scientific leaps that never would have been possible without Hubble's farseeing capabilities."

    Hubble Chuptzah

  • His gaze, as he stared over my head, was farseeing.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Assuming as much as half, or $25 billion is being set aside for rail, how does that compare to other nations who are already far ahead of us in providing modern up to date mass transportation for their citizenry, or at least far more farseeing in planning ahead.

    Raymond J. Learsy: America in the Caboose While the World Barrels Ahead on High Speed Rail

  • Sustainable investing is prudent and farseeing, meeting the fiduciary duty of both the companies and investors.

    Sustainable Investing Doesn't Mean You Have To Lose Money

  • He had only a small number of supporters, a few farseeing people, men of liberal minds and nobility, as one Roman writer puts it.

    The Spartacus War

  • Some of the most powerful and farseeing feudal lords, such as the great Oda Nobunaga, turned their domains into free-trade zones.

    Samurai Economic Smarts

  • In these days when it's popular to deride Congress, we should remember that twice in the middle of devastating wars, our government had the foresight to pass farseeing legislation which would ensure the subsequent peace.

    After The War: The Victories At Home

  • The dying girl, farseeing as prophet, drew from beneath her pillow a ring which she had sent by her faithful maid, Francoise Cochet, to be engraved in Havre with these words,

    Modeste Mignon

  • "It should be up in a minute," Tolliver said, and Art had to go on and on about how amazed he was that Tolliver had been so farseeing.

    Grave Surprise

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