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forecast

[ fawr-kast, -kahst, fohr- ]
/ 藞f蓴r藢k忙st, -藢k蓱st, 藞fo蕣r- /
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verb (used without object), fore路cast or fore路cast路ed, fore路cast路ing.
to conjecture beforehand; make a prediction.
to plan or arrange beforehand.
noun
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Origin of forecast

First recorded in 1400鈥50; Middle English (verb) 鈥渢o plan ahead of time鈥; see origin at fore-, cast

synonym study for forecast

1. See predict.

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British Dictionary definitions for forecast

forecast
/ (藞f蓴藧藢k蓱藧st) /

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

Derived forms of forecast

forecaster, noun
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