Definitions for: Forecast


[n] a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
[v] judge to be probable
[v] indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
[v] predict in advance



Webster (1913) Definition: Fore*cast", v. t.
1. To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project.

He shall forecast his devices against the
strongholds. --Dan. xi. 24.

2. To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for.

It is wisdom to consider the end of things before we
embark, and to forecast consequences. --L'Estrange.


Fore*cast", v. i.
To contrive or plan beforehand.

If it happen as I did forecast. --Milton.


Fore"cast, n.
Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination.

He makes this difference to arise from the forecast and
predetermination of the gods themselves. --Addison.

2. Foresight of consequences, and provision against them;
prevision; premeditation.

His calm, deliberate forecast better fitted him for
the council than the camp. --Prescott.

Synonyms: augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, calculate, calculate, count on, estimate, figure, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosis, prognosticate, reckon

See Also: allow, anticipate, bespeak, call, forebode, forecasting, foreshow, foretelling, indicate, judge, point, prediction, prognostication, promise, signal, take into account, threaten, weather forecast, weather outlook

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