From Middle English forsight, forsyght, forsichte, equivalent to fore- + sight. Compare Scots foresicht (“foresight”), Saterland Frisian Foarsicht (“caution”), West Frisian foarútsjoch (“foresight”), Dutch voorzicht (“foresight”), German Vorsicht (“caution; care; attention”).
- The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.
- Having the foresight to prepare an evacuation plan may have saved their lives.
- the front sight on a rifle or similar weapon
- (surveying) a bearing taken forwards towards a new object
- (ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future): prescience, foreknowledge, divination, clairvoyance, prophecy