from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell. See Synonyms at predict.
- transitive v. To foreshadow; portend: urban renewal that prognosticates a social and cultural renaissance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To predict or forecast, especially through the application of skill.
- v. To presage, betoken.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To indicate as future; to foretell from signs or symptoms; to prophesy; to foreshow; to predict.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To foretell by means of present signs; predict.
- To foreshow or betoken; presage.
- Synonyms and Predict, Presage, etc. See foretell.
- To betoken.
- To judge or pronounce from presage or foreknowledge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. indicate by signs
- v. make a prediction about; tell in advance
Middle English pronosticaten, from Medieval Latin prognōsticāre, prognōsticāt-, from Latin prognōsticum, sign of the future, from Greek prognōstikon, from neuter of prognōstikos, foreknowing; see prognostic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin prognosticare; see prognostic for more. (Wiktionary)