Definitions

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

  • noun The ability or action of imagining or anticipating what might happen in the future.
  • noun Care in providing for the future.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
  • noun Provident care; prudence in guarding against evil; precaution.
  • noun In surveying, a forward sight or reading of a leveling-staff; any bearing taken by a compass forward.
  • noun The sight on the muzzle of a gun.

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

  • noun The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
  • noun Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought.
  • noun (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.
  • noun (Gun.) Muzzle sight. See Fore sight, under Fore, a.

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

  • noun The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.
  • noun the front sight on a rifle or similar weapon
  • noun surveying a bearing taken forwards towards a new object

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

  • noun seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
  • noun providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

fore- +‎ sight

Examples

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  • Elrond had the gift of this when looking into Arwen's future.

    June 10, 2012