farsighted

adjective
far·​sight·​ed | \ ˈfär-ˌsī-təd How to pronounce farsighted (audio) \

Definition of farsighted

1a : seeing or able to see to a great distance Intuition is sometimes symbolized as an eagle, a farsighted bird which can see a very long distance from a very great height.— Frances E. Vaughan
b : having or showing foresight or good judgment : sagacious a farsighted leader a farsighted plan/policy/decision Farsighted planners hope to use the memory of the flood to open up the river …— Nicholas Helburn
2 : able to see distant things better than near ones : affected with farsightedness farsighted eyes/vision … offers free screenings and private consultations … for nearsighted and farsighted people who want to find out if they are good candidates for Laser Vision Correction.— Sue Petty

Other Words from farsighted

farsightedly adverb
… assuring that our pension obligations are fully funded in a long-term effort that was farsightedly proposed … some years ago … — Stephen Hudspeth

Examples of farsighted in a Sentence

plans made by farsighted city leaders farsighted conservationists long ago realized that wilderness areas of breathtaking beauty needed to be protected from future development
Recent Examples on the Web These insights enable companies to make farsighted assessments, giving them a strong foundation in their markets. Jon Miller, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 And her farsighted concept for popular entertainment — coupled with how the industry should produce that entertainment — is an ethos the rest of Hollywood is still catching up to today. Kate Aurthur, Variety, 3 Nov. 2021 Mazor, a farsighted tech genius in his career, stepped back in time when designing his Ashland residence. oregonlive, 2 Oct. 2021 From our vantage, this may sound very farsighted and bold. Mary L. Trump, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 From our vantage, this may sound very farsighted and bold. Mary L. Trump, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Most importantly, Anne Hidalgo, Paris’s farsighted mayor, has in recent years closed some of the banks of the Seine to car traffic, including the ones just beneath the Cheval Blanc. Rachel Donadio, Vogue, 7 Sep. 2021 From our vantage, this may sound very farsighted and bold. Mary L. Trump, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 From our vantage, this may sound very farsighted and bold. Mary L. Trump, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of farsighted

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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farsighted

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of farsighted

: able to see things that are far away more clearly than things that are near
: able to predict what will or might happen in the future
: made or done while thinking about what will happen in the future

farsighted

adjective
far·​sight·​ed | \ ˈfär-ˈsī-təd How to pronounce farsighted (audio) \

Kids Definition of farsighted

1 : able to see distant things more clearly than near ones
2 : able to judge how something will work out in the future

Other Words from farsighted

farsightedness noun

farsighted

adjective
far·​sight·​ed | \ ˈfär-ˈsīt-əd How to pronounce farsighted (audio) \

Medical Definition of farsighted

1 : seeing or able to see to a great distance
2 : affected with hyperopia

Other Words from farsighted

farsightedly adverb

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