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Webster 1913 Edition


Forecast

Fore-cast′

,
Verb.
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′

,
Verb.
I.
To contrive or plan beforehand.
If it happen as I did
forecast
.
Milton.

Fore′cast

,
Noun.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Forecast

FOREC'AST

, v.t.
1.
To foresee; to provide against.
It is wisdom to forecast consequences.
2.
To scheme; to plan before execution.
He shall forecast his devices against the strong holds. Dan. 11.
3.
To adjust; contrive or appoint beforehand
The time so well forecast.

FOREC'AST

,
Verb.
I.
To form a scheme previously; to contrive beforehand.
Forecasting how his foe he might annoy.

Definition 2022


forecast

forecast

English

Verb

forecast (third-person singular simple present forecasts, present participle forecasting, simple past and past participle forecast or forecasted)

  1. To estimate how something will be in the future.
    to forecast the weather
    to forecast a storm
  2. (obsolete) To contrive or plan beforehand.
    • Milton
      If it happen as I did forecast.

Translations

Noun

forecast (plural forecasts)

  1. An estimation of a future condition.
  2. A prediction of the weather.
    • What's the forecast for tomorrow?

Translations

External links

  • forecast in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • forecast in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911