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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fore·cast /-ˌkæst; forˈkæst, fɔrˈ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fore·cast, v. i. To contrive or plan beforehand.
    If it happen as I did forecast.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. A calculation predicting future events; the foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation; as, the weather forecast.
    His calm, deliberate forecast better fitted him for the council than the camp.   --Prescott.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a prediction about how something (as the weather) will
          develop [syn: prognosis]
      v 1: predict in advance [syn: calculate]
      2: judge to be probable [syn: calculate, estimate, reckon,
          count on, figure]
      3: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode,
          portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage,
          betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure,