fore·cast /-ˌkæst; forˈkæst, fɔrˈ/
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.
Fore·cast, v. i. To contrive or plan beforehand.
If it happen as I did forecast. --Milton.
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.
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,