foresight


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fore·sight

 (fôr′sīt′)
n.
1. The ability or action of imagining or anticipating what might happen in the future.
2. Care in providing for the future: Spending all of your money at once shows little foresight.

fore′sight′ed adj.
fore′sight′ed·ly adv.
fore′sight′ed·ness n.
fore′sight′ful adj.

foresight

(ˈfɔːˌsaɪt)
n
1. provision for or insight into future problems, needs, etc
2. the act or ability of foreseeing
3. the act of looking forward
4. (Surveying) surveying a reading taken looking forwards to a new station, esp in levelling from a point of known elevation to a point the elevation of which is to be determined. Compare backsight
5. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the front sight on a firearm
ˌforeˈsighted adj
ˌforeˈsightedly adv
ˌforeˈsightedness n

fore•sight

(ˈfɔrˌsaɪt, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
1. care or provision for the future; provident care; prudence.
2. the act or power of foreseeing; prevision; prescience.
3. an act of looking forward.
4. knowledge or insight of the future.
[1250–1300]
fore′sight`ed, adj.
fore′sight`ed•ly, adv.
fore′sight`ed•ness, n.
fore′sight`ful, adj.

Foresight

 of housekeepers: company of housekeepers, 15th century.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foresight - providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
providence - the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
2.foresight - seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
knowing - a clear and certain mental apprehension

foresight

foresight

noun
1. Unusual or creative discernment or perception:
2. The exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters:
Translations
بَصيرَه، تَبَصُّر
prozíravost
forudseenhed
fyrirhyggja, framsÿni
predvidevanje
ileri görüş

foresight

[ˈfɔːsaɪt] Nprevisión f
to have or show foresightser previsor or precavido
he had the foresight totuvo la precaución de ...
lack of foresightimprevisión f, falta f de previsión

foresight

[ˈfɔːrsaɪt] nprévoyance f

foresight

nWeitblick m

foresight

[ˈfɔːˌsaɪt] nprevidenza

foresee

(foːˈsiː) past tense foreˈsaw (-ˈsoː) : past participle foreˈseen verb
to see or know about before or in advance. He could foresee the difficulties.
foreˈseeable adjective
able to be foreseen. in the foreseeable future (= soon; within a short space of time).
ˈforesight (-sӕit) noun
the ability to see in advance what may happen and to plan for it. She had the foresight to drive carefully in case the roads were icy.

foresight

n. precaución, previsión.
References in classic literature ?
When the travelers reached the verge of the precipices they saw, at a glance, the truth of the scout's declaration, and the admirable foresight with which he had led them to their commanding station.
There are plenty among them who have only enough of the African to give a sort of tropical warmth and fervor to our calculating firmness and foresight.
So far it was all as she had foreseen; but on entering the house she beheld what no foresight had taught her to expect.
One strong proof of my wretchedly defective nature is, that even her expostulations, so mild, so rational, have not influence to cure me of my faults; and even her praise, though I value it most highly, cannot stimulate me to continued care and foresight.
Happily, the architect had foresight to build it strong: the narrow windows are deeply set in the wall, and the corners defended with large jutting stones.
He was nothing to me, and I could have had no foresight then, that he ever would be anything to me, but it happened that I had this opportunity of observing him well.
This meeting with William and Dora was fortunate from the point of view of my studies; for that very night, as I dined with them en pension, I found that providence, with his usual foresight, had placed me next to a very charming American girl of the type that I was particularly wishful to study.
To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee, and deifie his power Who from the terrour of this Arm so late Doubted his Empire, that were low indeed, That were an ignominy and shame beneath This downfall; since by Fate the strength of Gods And this Empyreal substance cannot fail, Since through experience of this great event In Arms not worse, in foresight much advanc't, We may with more successful hope resolve To wage by force or guile eternal Warr Irreconcileable, to our grand Foe, Who now triumphs, and in th' excess of joy Sole reigning holds the Tyranny of Heav'n.
This writer went through all the usual topics of European moralists, showing "how diminutive, contemptible, and helpless an animal was man in his own nature; how unable to defend himself from inclemencies of the air, or the fury of wild beasts: how much he was excelled by one creature in strength, by another in speed, by a third in foresight, by a fourth in industry.
Already the Bell System has gone far in this direction by organizing what might fairly be called a foresight department.
No foresight can anticipate, nor any document of reasonable length contain, express provisions for all possible questions.
It is in vain to hope to guard against events too mighty for human foresight or precaution, and it would be idle to object to a government because it could not perform impossibilities.