verb (used with object), fore·cast or fore·cast·ed, fore·cast·ing.
verb (used without object), fore·cast or fore·cast·ed, fore·cast·ing.
- forecastle deck,
- forecastle head,
Origin of forecast
Examples from the Web for forecast
Marx forecast that the profit motive would lead to overworking and exhausting the fertility of our soil and other natural systems.
None, to my knowledge, had forecast the event, and now they would have to live with their lack of success.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece|John le Carré|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This uncertainty explains why the forecast, while optimistic, is highly variable.
But just as important, it's a forecast of the kind of warfare that American commandos anticipate they will be fighting.
They forecast an endless and ashen winter for the country that began as a brilliant idea.Richard Hofstadter and America’s New Wave of Anti-Intellectualism|David Masciotra|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As we tried to forecast it, their plan is to desert the Elsinore in the boats as soon as we fetch up with the land.The Mutiny of the Elsinore|Jack London
He died before the end of the war which so signally vindicated his wisdom and verified his forecast.Marse Henry (Vol. 1)|Henry Watterson
A recent storm on the Great Lakes was forecast as being so severe that scarcely any vessels left port.The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men|Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
Strange to say, I had a forecast that I should survive them.The War Trail|Mayne Reid
It is an element of forecast, in addition to that of present personal merit, which has yet to be appraised and recognised.Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development|Francis Galton
verb -casts, -casting, -cast or -casted
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.