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Webster 1913 Edition


Foresee

Fore-see′

,
Verb.
T.
[AS.
foreseón
;
fore + seón
to see. See
See
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
To see beforehand; to have prescience of; to foreknow.
A prudent man
foreseeth
the evil.
Prov. xxii. 3.
2.
To provide.
[Obs.]
Great shoals of people, which go on to populate, without
foreseeing
means of life.
Bacon.

Fore-see′

,
Verb.
I.
To have or exercise foresight.
[Obs.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Foresee

FORESEE'

,
Verb.
T.
To see beforehand; to see or know an event before it happens; to have prescience of; to foreknow.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself.
Prov. 22.

Definition 2022


foresee

foresee

English

Verb

foresee (third-person singular simple present foresees, present participle foreseeing, simple past foresaw, past participle foreseen)

  1. To anticipate; to predict.
    • 1838, Charles Dickens, The Lamplighter
    "I foresee in this," he says, "the breaking up of our profession."
    • Bible, Proverbs xxii. 3
      A prudent man foreseeth the evil.
  2. (obsolete) To provide.
    • Francis Bacon
      Great shoals of people, which go on to populate, without foreseeing means of life.

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