American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To estimate or calculate in advance, especially to predict (weather conditions) by analysis of meteorological data. See Synonyms at predict.
- v. To serve as an advance indication of; foreshadow: price increases that forecast inflation.
- v. To calculate or estimate something in advance; predict the future.
- n. A prediction, as of coming events or conditions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cast or contrive beforehand; plan before execution.
- To consider or calculate beforehand; discern beforehand.
- To make a plan or scheme in advance; contrive something beforehand.
- To foresee; surmise.
- n. Previous contrivance or provision; predetermination.
- n. Foresight; prescience; prevision.
- n. Synonyms Prudence, Providence, etc. (see wisdom); forethought, anticipation.
- n. Specifically, in meteorology, a statement of the expected weather. Official daily weather forecasts were first published by Fitzroy in England in 1861.
- v. To estimate how a condition will be in the future.
- n. An estimation of a future condition.
- n. A prediction of the weather.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project.
- v. To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for.
- v. To contrive or plan beforehand.
- n. Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination.
- n. A calculation predicting future events; the foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation.
- v. predict in advance
- v. indicate by signs
- n. a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
- v. judge to be probable
- Middle English forecasten, to plan beforehand : fore-, fore- + casten, to throw, calculate, prepare; see cast. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If the forecast is accurate, temperatures will be dipping down below zero (as low as -10 F) which could be devastating for vineyards.”
“Still, the company cautioned that this forecast is ambitious due to the strong euro and rising generic-drug competition.”
“Though the long-term forecast is hazy for players who have been linchpins for one of the decade's most successful teams, there's reason for optimism in the short run.”
“The weather forecast is the same over half the year: "Sunny tomorrow with coastal fog extending inland night and morning.”
“Now, these numbers that we're looking at here; this is what we call the forecast heat index.”
“Also implicit in our forecast is the assumption that Canada will continue to maintain a climate receptive to foreign capital.”
“Manages budget, short term forecast and strategy plan processes.”
“If they are profitable companies that have a future, have a footprint and are providing us with a medium to long-term forecast, that is positive economically for Ontario, that's the circumstance in which Ontario and Canada would enter into an agreement.”
“In New Jersey, the economic forecast is particularly onerous, said Jeffrey Otteau, a real estate analyst.”
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