- 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
Examples from the Web for foresight
What would McCain have done if he were president and had the foresight about the ISIS that he now claims?
Natural selection is a mechanical process with no foresight, which can only blindly favor short-term gain.
The Panglossian view of natural selection is an appealing idea to us as human beings, you argue, because brains have foresight.
He also had the foresight to butter Stewart up to fare-thee-well.
He had the foresight to reimagine the American department store.
Knowing is the act, stimulated by this foresight, of securing and averting consequences.Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
To-day his foresight could get for him what would be impossible to-morrow.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
For an empty one, you might have relied on my own foresight; and this one is very far from being empty.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Nothing is left to chance that can be accomplished by foresight.Sword and Pen|John Algernon Owens
Kenton, by his foresight, had secured the right and title to a large quantity of valuable land.The Life and Times of Col. Daniel Boone, Hunter, Soldier, and Pioneer|Edward Sylvester Ellis