forethought

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forethouht, forethoght, from Old English *foreþōht (forethought), equivalent to fore- +‎ thought. Compare also forethink.

Noun[edit]

forethought (plural forethoughts)

  1. Thinking beforehand or in advance, planning; prior or previous consideration; premeditation.
    With a little forethought we'd have planned for this contingency and not been stuck here now.
  2. Anticipation.
  3. Provident care; prudence.

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Adjective[edit]

forethought (not comparable)

  1. Thought of, or planned, beforehand.
    • Francis Bacon
      Forethought malice.