- to predict (a future condition or occurrence); calculate in advance: to forecast a heavy snowfall; to forecast lower interest rates.
- to serve as a prediction of; foreshadow.
- to contrive or plan beforehand; prearrange.
- to conjecture beforehand; make a prediction.
- to plan or arrange beforehand.
- a prediction, especially as to the weather.
- a conjecture as to something in the future.
- the act, practice, or faculty of forecasting.
- Archaic. foresight in planning.
Origin of forecast
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Examples from the Web for forecasted
But as this was the final RNC protest, activists were not to be deterred by drops of rain and forecasted lightning.Protesters Say They Were ‘Successful’ in Tampa Despite Low Turnout
August 31, 2012
If I had forecasted this asking I would have asked it myself.Seven Short Plays
Just as he had forecasted, just so had matters shaped themselves.The Wolf Cub
It was being run just as Billy had forecasted; there was nothing in this to shake his faith.Bulldog Carney
W. A. Fraser
I have already indicated his views, most emphatically expressed and forecasted.Twelve Men
In the case of an ordinary criminal, Heldon Foyle might have forecasted what would happen with a fair degree of certainty.The Grell Mystery
- to predict or calculate (weather, events, etc), in advance
- (tr) to serve as an early indication of
- (tr) to plan in advance
- a statement of probable future weather conditions calculated from meteorological data
- a prophecy or prediction
- the practice or power of forecasting
Word Origin and History for forecasted
late 14c., "to scheme," from fore- "before" + casten "contrive." Meaning "predict events" first attested late 15c. Related: Forecasted; forecasting.
early 15c., probably from forecast (v.); earliest sense was "forethought, prudence;" meaning "conjectured estimate of a future course" is from 1670s. A Middle English word for weather forecasting was aeromancy.