- 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 forecaster
"It might be safe, but I wouldn't advise it," answered the Forecaster.
He started off up the levee, but the Forecaster called him back.
The Forecaster checked his mule and let the boys come up to him.
In spite of himself, the Forecaster's glance fell on the crutch.
"Probably your lower kite is in gusts," the Forecaster answered.
- 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 forecaster
1630s, agent noun from forecast (v.).
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.