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, planned course of action, planning ahead, plot, preconsideration, predeliberation, predetermination, premeditation, previous consideration, previous design, previous reflection, prior planning, prior thought, providentia, provision, purpose, resolution, resolve, scheme, shrewdness, strategy, thought beforehand, thoughtfulness, volition, will, willfulness associated concepts: malice II index caution (vigilance), consideration (contemplation), contemplation, deliberation, design (intent), plan, precaution, precognition, predetermination, premeditation, preparation, prudence, strategy

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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 — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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