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forecast

[ fawr-kast, -kahst, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌkæst, -ˌkɑst, ˈfoʊr- /
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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.

to conjecture beforehand; make a prediction.
to plan or arrange beforehand.

noun

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Origin of forecast

First recorded in 1400–50; Middle English (verb) “to plan ahead of time”; see origin at fore-, cast
1. See predict.
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British Dictionary definitions for forecast

forecast
/ (ˈfɔːˌkɑːst) /

verb -casts, -casting, -cast or -casted

to predict or calculate (weather, events, etc), in advance
(tr) to serve as an early indication of
(tr) to plan in advance

noun

a statement of probable future weather conditions calculated from meteorological data
a prophecy or prediction
the practice or power of forecasting
forecaster, noun
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