Definition of forethought noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɔːθɔːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrθɔːt//
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  • careful thought to make sure that things are successful in the future Some forethought and preparation are necessary before you embark on the project. He had had the forethought to book in advance. She was appalled at her own lack of forethought.
  • Idioms
    with malice aforethought
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    (law) with the deliberate intention of committing a crime or harming somebody
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: forethought