noun \ˈfr-ˌsīt\

: the ability to see what will or might happen in the future

Full Definition of FORESIGHT

:  an act or the power of foreseeing :  prescience
:  provident care :  prudence <had the foresight to invest his money wisely>
:  an act of looking forward; also :  a view forward
fore·sight·ed \-ˌsī-təd\ adjective
fore·sight·ed·ly adverb
fore·sight·ed·ness noun
fore·sight·ful \-ˌsīt-fəl\ adjective

Examples of FORESIGHT

  1. They had the foresight to invest the money wisely.
  2. His career choice shows a lack of foresight.

First Known Use of FORESIGHT

14th century


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