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Meaning of FORECAST

Pronunciation:  'fowr`kast

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
  2. [v]  judge to be probable
  3. [v]  indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
  4. [v]  predict in advance
 

FORECAST is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Fore*cast"\, v. i.
    To contrive or plan beforehand.
    
          If it happen as I did forecast.          --Milton.
    
    
  3. \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.
    
    
 
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