Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Perception of the significance and nature of events before they have occurred.
  • n. Care in providing for the future; prudence. See Synonyms at prudence.
  • n. The act of looking forward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.
  • n. the front sight on a rifle or similar weapon
  • n. a bearing taken forwards towards a new object

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. that one of the two sights of a gun which is near the muzzle.
  • n. The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
  • n. Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Muzzle sight. See Fore sight, under Fore, a.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
  • n. Provident care; prudence in guarding against evil; precaution.
  • n. In surveying, a forward sight or reading of a leveling-staff; any bearing taken by a compass forward.
  • n. The sight on the muzzle of a gun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
  • n. providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future

Etymologies

fore- +‎ sight (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Elrond had the gift of this when looking into Arwen's future.

    June 10, 2012