Definition of foresight :
1. Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought.
2. Any sight or reading of the leveling staff, except the backsight; any sight or bearing taken by a compass or theodolite in a forward direction.
3. Muzzle sight. See Fore sight, under Fore, a.
4. The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
foresightfulness, foreknowledge, antepast, vision, prospicience, discretion, hyperopia, hypermetropia, expectancy, prediction, prevision, longsightedness, prescience, presentiment, caution, prudence, presbyopia, foretaste, precaution, forethoughtfulness, hypermetropy, anticipation, circumspection, apprehension, foreboding, expectation, careful, foresightedness, preparedness, hope, forethought, acumen, forecast, forehandedness
foresight (part of speech: noun)
intuition (part of speech: noun)
- She collected facts of personal observation, analyzed and generalized them, and, by degrees, her sight became insight, and the passage from insight to foresight is rapid.
- With prudent foresight he purchased land . - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
- After due reflection, I lump together in my suspicions all these surgeons and ask myself whether they possess the slightest foresight, where the egg is concerned. - "More Hunting Wasps", J. Henri Fabre.