Foresight
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. [1913 Webster]

A random expense, without plan or foresight. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Gun.) Muzzle sight. See {Fore sight}, under {Fore}, a. [1913 Webster]


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