foresight

  • 1 Foresight — or forethought may refer to: *planning *foresight (futures studies) *premonition *precognition *divinationproper names: * Foresight Exchange, an online prediction market using play money * Foresight Institute, an American nonprofit organization * …

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  • 2 Foresight — Fore sight , n. 1. The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought. [1913 Webster] This seems an unseasonable foresight. Milton …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Foresight — (engl., zu deutsch „Blick in die Zukunft“ oder „Voraussicht“) ist der Name für: eine Linux Distribution, die auf rPath Linux basiert, siehe Foresight Linux eine gemeinnützige Organisation mit dem Ziel, die breite Öffentlichkeit über… …

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  • 4 foresight — I noun acumen, anticipation, astuteness, boding, clairvoyance, diligence, discernment, discretion, expectation, forecast, forethought, insight, omen, perception, perspicacity, portent, precaution, precognition, preconception, prediction,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 foresight — (n.) c.1300, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + SIGHT (Cf. sight) (n.). Cf. Ger. Vorsicht …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 foresight — forethought, providence, discretion, *prudence Analogous words: sagacity, perspicacity, shrewdness, astuteness (see corresponding adjectives at SHREWD): acumen, clairvoyance, *discernment, perception Antonyms: hindsight …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 foresight — [n] mental preparedness anticipation, canniness, care, carefulness, caution, circumspection, clairvoyance, discernment, discreetness, discretion, economy, far sightedness, foreknowledge, forethought, insight, longsightedness, perception,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 foresight — ► NOUN 1) ability to predict the future. 2) the application of care and attention to the likely outcome of something or to future needs. 3) the front sight of a gun. DERIVATIVES foresighted adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 foresight — [fôr′sīt΄] n. [ME, prob. transl. of L providentia] 1. a) the act of foreseeing b) the power to foresee 2. a looking forward 3. thoughtful regard or provision for the future; prudent forethought foresighted adj. foresightedly …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Foresight — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Foresight >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 foresight foresight prospicience prevision long sightedness Sgm: N 1 anticipation anticipation Sgm: N 1 providence providence &c.(preparation) 673 GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 foresight — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great ▪ perfect (esp. AmE) VERB + FORESIGHT ▪ have ▪ He had the foresight to bring in the chairs before the rain started …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 foresight — n. the foresight to + inf. (he had the foresight to provide for the education of his children) * * * [ fɔːsaɪt] the foresight to + inf. (he had the foresight to provide for the education of his children) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 foresight — fore|sight [ˈfo:saıt US ˈfo:r ] n [U] the ability to imagine what is likely to happen and to consider this when planning for the future →↑forethought ▪ It was an example of the authorities lack of foresight . foresight to do sth ▪ Luckily I d had …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 foresight — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)saɪt[/t]] N UNCOUNT (approval) Someone s foresight is their ability to see what is likely to happen in the future and to take appropriate action. He was later criticised for his lack of foresight... They had the foresight to invest in… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 foresight — noun (U) the ability to imagine what is likely to happen and to consider this when planning for the future: The report blames the accident on lack of foresight by the original planners. | have the foresight to do sth: Luckily she had had the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 foresight — fore|sight [ fɔr,saıt ] noun uncount the good judgment to think and plan before an event, so that you are prepared for whatever may happen: Early planners of New York City showed tremendous foresight in their design of the water system. I m glad… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 foresight — /ˈfɔsaɪt / (say fawsuyt) noun 1. care or provision for the future; provident care: *So far his foresight was aiding his good fortune wonderfully. –ion l. idriess, 1953. 2. the act or power of foreseeing; prevision; prescience. 3. the act of… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 foresight — noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or the power of foreseeing ; prescience 2. provident care ; prudence < had the foresight to invest his money wisely > 3. an act of looking forward; also a view forward • foresighted adjective …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 foresight — noun The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future. Having the foresight to prepare an evacuation plan may have saved their lives. Syn: prescience, foreknowledge, divination, clairvoyance, prophecy Ant: hindsight …

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  • 20 foresight — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. forethought, preparation; foreknowledge, prescience; clairvoyance, prevision. See prediction, caution, expectation. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Power to imagine the future] Syn. prescience, prevision,… …

    English dictionary for students


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