1. seeing objects at a distance more clearly than those near at hand; hyperopic.
  2. seeing to a great distance.
  3. wise, as in foreseeing future developments: a farsighted statesman.


  1. possessing prudence and foresight
  2. med of, relating to, or suffering from hyperopia
  3. another word for long-sighted

also farsighted, 1640s, “forecasting, prescient;” 1878 as a defect of the eyes (hypermetropic); see far + sight. Related: Farsightedness.


  1. Able to see distant objects better than objects at close range; hyperopic.
  2. Capable of seeing to a great distance.

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