from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Able to see distant objects better than objects at close range; hyperopic.
  • adjective Capable of seeing to a great distance.
  • adjective Planning prudently for the future; foresighted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Seeing to a great distance; seeing objects more clearly at a distance than near at hand; hyperopic or presbyopic.
  • Looking far before one; considering carefully the probable results of present conduct or action; prescient: as, a far-sighted statesman; far-sighted policy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Seeing to great distance; hence, of good judgment regarding the remote effects of actions; sagacious.
  • adjective (Med.) Hypermetropic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Being unable to focus with one's eyes on near objects; presbyopic.
  • adjective Being considerate about the future with respect to one's own plans or deeds; showing anticipation.

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

  • adjective able to see distant objects clearly
  • adjective planning prudently for the future


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