forehanded
adjective Date: 1650 1. a. mindful of the future ; prudent b. well-to-do 2. forehand 2 • forehandedly adverbforehandedness noun

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  • Forehanded — Fore hand ed, a. 1. Early; timely; seasonable. Forehanded care. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. Beforehand with one s needs, or having resources in advance of one s necessities; in easy circumstances; as, a forehanded farmer. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forehanded — index economical, provident (showing foresight) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • forehanded — [fôr′han′did΄, fôr′han΄did΄] adj. 1. looking ahead to, or making provision for, the future; thrifty; prudent 2. well to do; well off; prosperous 3. FOREHAND (adj. 3) forehandedly adv. forehandedness n …   English World dictionary

  • forehanded — adjective /fɔːˈhandɪd/ a) Looking to the future; displaying foresight; prudent. ‘I dunno whether it air night or no,’ she said [...]. ‘I mought be too forehanded a gittin supper fur aught I kin tell.’ b) Played with a forehand stroke …   Wiktionary

  • forehanded — forehand ► NOUN ▪ (in tennis and other racket sports) a stroke played with the palm of the hand facing in the direction of the stroke. DERIVATIVES forehanded adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • forehanded — forehandedly, adv. forehandedness, n. /fawr han did, fohr /, adj. 1. forehand (def. 1). 2. capable of dealing or coping with unexpected problems. 3. providing for the future; prudent; thrifty. 4. in good financial circumstances; well to do. adv …   Universalium

  • forehanded — Synonyms and related words: Scotch, anticipant, anticipative, anticipatory, beforetime, bright and early, canny, careful, chary, cheeseparing, clairvoyant, conserving, divinatory, early, economic, economizing, farseeing, farsighted, forehand,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • forehanded — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Wealthy] Syn. well to do, well off, prosperous; see rich 1 . 2. [Prudent] Syn. sparing, thrifty, frugal, provident; see careful , economical 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Trying attentively to avoid danger,… …   English dictionary for students

  • forehanded — adj. done with the palm facing outward (Tennis); thrifty, prudent; well to do, prosperous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forehanded — adverb (in tennis and other racket sports) with a forehand stroke. adjective US prudent or thrifty …   English new terms dictionary

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