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.
Origin of forecast
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"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.
verb -casts, -casting, -cast or -casted
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.