foresight

noun fore·sight \ ˈfȯr-ˌsīt \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of foresight

1 :an act or the power of foreseeing :prescience
  • Through foresight she could tell what the outcome would be.
2 :provident care :prudence
  • had the foresight to invest his money wisely
3 :an act of looking forward; also :a view forward

foresighted

play \ˈfȯr-ˌsī-təd\ adjective

foresightedly

adverb

foresightedness

noun

foresightful

play \ˈfȯr-ˌsīt-fəl\ adjective

Examples of foresight in a Sentence

  1. They had the foresight to invest the money wisely.

  2. His career choice shows a lack of foresight.

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First Known Use of foresight

14th century


FORESIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

foresight

noun

Definition of foresight for English Language Learners

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


FORESIGHT Defined for Kids

foresight

noun fore·sight \ ˈfȯr-ˌsīt \

Definition of foresight for Students

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


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