fore·sight /ˈforˌsaɪt, ˈfɔr-/
1. The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
2. Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought.
This seems an unseasonable foresight. --Milton.
A random expense, without plan or foresight. --Burke.
3. Surv. 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.
4. Gun. Muzzle sight. See Fore sight, under Fore, a.
n 1: providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
[syn: foresightedness, foresightfulness]
2: seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing [syn: prevision,