[n] a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
[v] judge to be probable
[v] indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
[v] predict in advance
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allow, anticipate, bespeak, call, forebode, forecasting, foreshow, foretelling, indicate, judge, point, prediction, prognostication, promise, signal, take into account, threaten, weather forecast, weather outlook
\Fore*cast"\, v. t.
1. To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project. He shall forecast his devices against the strongholds. --Dan. xi. 2
2. To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for. It is wisdom to consider the end of things before we embark, and to forecast consequences. --L'Estrange.
\Fore*cast"\, v. i. To contrive or plan beforehand. If it happen as I did forecast. --Milton.
\Fore"cast\, n. Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination. He makes this difference to arise from the forecast and predetermination of the gods themselves. --Addison.
2. Foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation. His calm, deliberate forecast better fitted him for the council than the camp. --Prescott.