[fawr-kast, -kahst, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌkæst, -ˌkɑst, ˈfoʊr-/
verb (used with object), forecast or forecasted, forecasting.
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.
verb (used without object), forecast or forecasted, forecasting.
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.
verb -casts, -casting, -cast, -casted
to predict or calculate (weather, events, etc), in advance
(transitive) to serve as an early indication of
(transitive) 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
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.
[fohk-suh l, fawr-kas-uh l, -kah-suh l, fohr-] /ˈfoʊk səl, ˈfɔrˌkæs əl, -ˌkɑ səl, ˈfoʊr-/ noun, Nautical. 1. a superstructure at or immediately aft of the bow of a vessel, used as a shelter for stores, machinery, etc., or as quarters for sailors. 2. any sailors’ quarters located in the forward part of a vessel, as […]
noun, Nautical. 1. a partial weather deck on top of a forecastle superstructure; topgallant forecastle.
noun, Nautical. 1. the extreme fore part of a forecastle superstructure. 2. the extreme fore part of the main weather deck of a vessel that has no forecastle superstructure.
[fawr-chek, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌtʃɛk, ˈfoʊr-/ verb (used without object), Ice Hockey. 1. to obstruct or impede the movement or progress of an attacking opponent in the opponent’s own defensive zone. Compare , 1 (def 15).