Definition of foresight in English:


Line breaks: fore|sight
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːsʌɪt


  • 2The front sight of a gun.
  • 3 Surveying A sight taken forwards.
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    • Our team consisted of Ralph as sketcher, Pat Bingham keeping book, Edgard Bertaut taking foresights with me on point, setting stations and doing backsights.
    • A number of intermediate instrument set-ups are selected, so that sighting distance for backsights and foresights are approximately equal.


Middle English: from fore- + sight, probably suggested by Old Norse forsjá, forsjó.

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