from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To estimate or predict in advance, especially to predict (weather conditions) by analysis of meteorological data. synonym: predict.
- transitive verb To serve as an advance indication of; foreshadow.
- noun A prediction, as of coming events or conditions.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- noun Specifically, in meteorology, a statement of the expected weather. Official daily weather forecasts were first published by Fitzroy in England in 1861.
- noun Previous contrivance or provision; predetermination.
- noun Foresight; prescience; prevision.
- noun Synonyms Prudence, Providence, etc. (see
wisdom); forethought, anticipation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination.
- noun A calculation predicting future events; the foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation.
- transitive verb To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project.
- transitive verb To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for.
- intransitive verb To contrive or plan beforehand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
estimatehow a condition will be in the future.
- noun An
estimationof a future condition.
- noun A
predictionof the weather.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb predict in advance
- verb indicate by signs
- noun a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
- verb judge to be probable
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English forecasten, to plan beforehand : fore-, fore- + casten, to throw, calculate, prepare; see cast.]
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