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forethought

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noun fore·thought \ˈfȯr-ˌthȯt\

Simple Definition of forethought

  • : careful thinking or planning about the future

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of forethought

  1. 1 :  a thinking or planning out in advance :  premeditation

  2. 2 :  consideration for the future

Examples of forethought in a sentence

  1. Her decision showed a lack of forethought.

  2. With a little forethought, you can save yourself a lot of work later on.



14th Century

First Known Use of forethought

14th century


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forethought

adjective fore·thought

Definition of forethought

archaic

  1. :  aforethought



15th Century

First Known Use of forethought

15th century


FORETHOUGHT Defined for Kids

forethought

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noun fore·thought \ˈfōr-ˌthȯt\

Definition of forethought for Students

  1. :  careful thinking or planning for the future





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