noun fore·sight \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
FORESIGHTFUL Defined for Kids


noun fore·sight \ˈfr-ˌsīt\

Definition of FORESIGHT for Kids

:  the ability to see what will or might happen in the future
:  care for the future :  prudence <She had the foresight to save for college.>


Next Word in the Dictionary: foresightlessPrevious Word in the Dictionary: foresideAll Words Near: foresight
July 06, 2015
categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears