• WordNet 3.6
    • v forecast judge to be probable
    • v forecast indicate by signs "These signs bode bad news"
    • v forecast predict in advance
    • n forecast a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1949, forecasting the relentless march of science, Popular Mechanics said "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
    • Forecast A calculation predicting future events; the foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation; as, the weather forecast .
    • n Forecast Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination. "He makes this difference to arise from the forecast and predetermination of the gods themselves."
    • v. i Forecast To contrive or plan beforehand. "If it happen as I did forecast ."
    • Forecast To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for; as, to forecast the weather; to forecast prices. "It is wisdom to consider the end of things before we embark, and to forecast consequences."
    • Forecast To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project. "He shall forecast his devices against the strongholds."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In astrology, synastry is the comparison of natal charts to forecast how people will interact.
    • forecast To cast or contrive beforehand; plan before execution.
    • forecast To consider or calculate beforehand; discern beforehand.
    • forecast To make a plan or scheme in advance; contrive something beforehand.
    • forecast To foresee; surmise.
    • n forecast Previous contrivance or provision; predetermination.
    • n forecast Foresight; prescience; prevision.
    • n forecast Synonyms Prudence, Providence, etc. (see wisdom); forethought, anticipation.
    • n forecast Specifically, in meteorology, a statement of the expected weather. Official daily weather forecasts were first published by Fitzroy in England in 1861.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a flower called the Scarlet Pimpernel that can forecast the weather. If the flower is closed up, rain is coming and if it is opened up, the day will be sunny. It is a.k.a 'the poor man's weatherglass'
    • v.t Forecast fōr-kast′ to contrive or reckon beforehand: to foresee: to predict
    • v.i Forecast to form schemes beforehand
    • ns Forecast a previous contrivance: foresight: a prediction
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  • Jean-Paul Kauffmann
    Jean-Paul Kauffmann
    “The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.”
  • Proverb
    “Force without forecast is to little avail.”
  • Jib Fowles
    Jib Fowles
    “It is important not to ignore forecasts that are uncongenial.”


In literature:

She forecasts the future in grey.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
In the other, the invitation to self-abandonment is mingled with a forecast of old age and death.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
The forecast was that there would not be a nail driven if the strike were not settled by Tuesday night.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
Tommy's forecast of the war's ending had fallen short as so many other forecasts did.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
In all his forecastings he had never pictured a homecoming remotely resembling the fact.
"The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush" by Francis Lynde
The measurement of humidity is of far wider importance than the mere forecasting of local weather conditions.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
On May 18, 1917, the day the law was enacted by congress, no advocate of preparedness could with confidence have forecasted the success of it.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
It was the first time within my knowledge that such a forecast proved true.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
The time approaches," he rightly forecasts, "when we shall either have to fight them in Corsica or Leghorn.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Nor can we forecast the end, nor estimate the claims that are yet to be made in the cause of patriotism.
"The Discipline of War" by John Hasloch Potter
She seems indeed in a way to feel ahead even of science; a poet will forecast dimly what a later discovery will confirm.
"Ancient Art and Ritual" by Jane Ellen Harrison
Give me the character and I will forecast the event.
"Many Thoughts of Many Minds" by Various
But his sanguine forecast was far astray.
"Life of Adam Smith" by John Rae
It has nothing in it whatever of the infinite, and a scientific forecast can already see the end of it.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
She paced the room unable to forecast the happenings of the next hour, yet supposing that her very life depended upon its content.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
And, honest, whether you took any stock in the Doc's yellow forecast or not, it listens kind of creepy.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
I accept this new life, with no forecast of the future.
"Letters of a Soldier" by Anonymous
It is impossible to forecast what engineering skill may have in store for the future of Egypt.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
It was reminiscent of victory and also a forecast of future influence and power.
"The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists" by George Bryce
And no great wisdom was needed to forecast a storm.
"Strangers at Lisconnel" by Barlow Jane

In poetry:

Or if forecasting grief and care
Unconscious solace thence she drew,
And lulled her babe, and unaware
Lulled sorrow too.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
And now, while over Nature's mood
There steals a soft relenting,
I will not mar the present good,
Forecasting or lamenting.
"St. Martin's Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Nobody thinks it pathetic—
For he is a strong-armed youth.
But where is the vision prophetic
To forecast his future with truth?
"Into The World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I sit alone, and watch the warm, sweet day
Lapse tenderly away;
And, wistful, with a feeling of forecast,
I ask, "Is this the last?
"The Last Eve Of Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Who shall declare what a day may bring forth?
Who can foretell what travails in birth?
Who can forecast the secrets of Time,
Buoyant with innocence,-- burdened with crime?
"Light In The Darkness" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Lower than dive the thoughts of spirit-stricken fear in souls forecasting
Hell, the deep void seems to yawn beyond fear's reach, and higher than sight
Rise the walls and roofs that compass it about with everlasting
"In Guernsey - To Theodore Watts" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

The nation's largest city braced for Hurricane Sandy as forecasters said the monster storm picked - 5:01 pm.
(June 29, 2012) – Kentucky's temperatures are forecast to top out at or above 100 degrees for the next few days.
Fibonacci Forecaster Weekend Review & Preview.
Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017.
FTR Associates' latest truck market forecast registers yet another downward revision to the near-term freight and truck production forecast.
On the eve of the election, Nate Silver -- baseball forecaster, online poker wiz, political handicapper -- placed President Obama's chances of returning to office at 86.3 percent.
Update on the Higgs boson hunt, industrial tomato farming, NOAA satellites and forecast ability, and the origins of the word chemistry.
Today's weather service forecast for Syracuse calls for a chance of showers, mainly after 11 am, and cloudy skies.
Winds Northwest at 12.7 MPH Pressure 29.82 inches Dewpoint 23.0° F Visibility 10.00 miles Area forecast.
They will tell you when the skies might rain or snow in fickle Northeast Ohio, when to bundle up the kids in a cold snap and when to make weekend plans if steady sunshine spans the five-day forecast.
Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Patty could become a remnant low before Sunday.
Seven more days of the same sunny skies forecasted.
It's simply the most important, lifesaving advancement in weather technology and forecasting ever in Kentucky.
Enter city name or zip code to get forecasts for cities around the world.
The forecast for Aug 19, 2009, called for cloudy and unseasonably cool conditions, with the possibility of thunderstorms.

In science:

The randomness of D(t) takes into account inexact forecasts about the number of rewiring users.
Growing dynamics of Internet providers
RMT method provides a good estimate for the forecast of future cross-correlations.
Portfolio Optimization and the Random Magnet Problem
The so-called nonlinear forecasting methods for distinguishing chaos from random time-series are based on these ideas .
A mechanism for randomness
For example, the weather cannot be controlled, but it is very useful to make accurate short-term forecasts.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Optimization: Transaction Costs, Adaptive Control and Forecast, Int. J.
Stochastic arbitrage return and its implications for option pricing
Optimization: Transaction Costs, Adaptive Control and Forecast, Int. J.
Volatility smile and stochastic arbitrage returns
Not only so, but a future forecast of the correlations would be highly desirable.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
The variance have completely different, stronger, long–memory temporal dynamics (heteroscedasticity; see par. I C 2), allowing forecasts of future volatilities from past data.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
In other words, even long– time horizons become available for meaningful risk assessment; although of course for long ∆t the deficiency of past data excludes a possibility of backtesting of these forecasts.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
One selecting requirement is actually computational accessibility of forecasting, which practically reduces the possible choices to quadratic processes only, i.e., where the variance depends linearly on the past squared returns, see below.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
Only the integrated processes can be successfully harnessed for risk forecasts.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
Much progress has recently been made in forecasting the strength and timing of this 11-year cycle, using a predictive flux-transport dynamo model [1, 2].
Calibrating the Solar Dynamo: Magnetic Activity Cycles of Southern Sun-like Stars
This has gradually led to the development of a predictive flux-transport dynamo model, which has recently been used to forecast the timing and strength of the upcoming solar magnetic cycle.
Calibrating the Solar Dynamo: Magnetic Activity Cycles of Southern Sun-like Stars
In astro-ph/0702542, Linder and Miquel seek to criticize the use of Bayesian model selection for data analysis and for survey forecasting and design.
Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)
In a recent paper, Linder and Miquel have mounted a vigorous attack on the use of model selection techniques in cosmology, particularly with regard to interpreting (forecasting) the outcome of (upcoming) surveys and in survey design applications.
Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)