Forethought Fore"thought`, n. A thinking or planning beforehand; prescience; premeditation; forecast; provident care. [1913 Webster]

A sphere that will demand from him forethought, courage, and wisdom. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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  • Forethought — Fore thought , a. Thought of, or planned, beforehand; aforethought; prepense; hence, deliberate. Forethought malice. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forethought — I noun advance planning, aim, anticipation, calculation, circumspection, consideration, consideration in advance, contemplation, deliberate intention, deliberation, design, direction, distinct purpose, fixed purpose, intent, intention, plan,… …   Law dictionary

  • forethought — (n.) c.1300, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + THOUGHT (Cf. thought). O.E. had foreðencan to premeditate, consider …   Etymology dictionary

  • forethought — foresight, providence, discretion, *prudence Analogous words: premeditatedness or premeditation, deliberateness or deliberation (see corresponding verbs at DELIBERATE): wisdom, judgment, *sense, gumption …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • forethought — [n] mental preparedness anticipation, canniness, caution, deliberation, discreetness, discretion, far sightedness, foresight, gumption, judgment, planning, precaution, premeditation, providence, provision, prudence, sense; concept 410 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • forethought — ► NOUN ▪ careful consideration of what will be necessary or may happen in the future …   English terms dictionary

  • forethought — [fôr′thôt΄] n. [ME: see FORE & THOUGHT] 1. a thinking or planning beforehand; premeditation 2. prudent thought for the future; foresight adj. planned beforehand …   English World dictionary

  • forethought — noun VERB + FORETHOUGHT ▪ have ▪ We had had the forethought to book places in advance. PREPOSITION ▪ with forethought, without forethought …   Collocations dictionary

  • forethought — n. the forethought to + inf. (she had the forethought to save money) * * * [ fɔːθɔːt] the forethought to + inf. (she had the forethought to save money) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • forethought — fore|thought [ˈfo:θo:t US ˈfo:rθo:t] n [U] careful thought or planning before you do something →↑foresight the forethought to do sth ▪ No one had the forethought to bring a map …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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