- care or provision for the future; provident care; prudence.
- the act or power of foreseeing; prevision; prescience.
- an act of looking forward.
- knowledge or insight gained by or as by looking forward; a view of the future.
- a sight or reading taken on a forward point.
- (in leveling) a rod reading on a point the elevation of which is to be determined.
Origin of foresight
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1. See prudence. 4. foreknowledge.
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Examples from the Web for foresightful
The men who did the tasks were not creatures of the day, but foresightful beyond the average of mortals.Domesticated Animals
Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
- provision for or insight into future problems, needs, etc
- the act or ability of foreseeing
- the act of looking forward
- surveying a reading taken looking forwards to a new station, esp in levelling from a point of known elevation to a point the elevation of which is to be determinedCompare backsight
- the front sight on a firearm
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Word Origin and History for foresightful
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