- vt. 预报，预测；预示
- n. 预测，预报；预想
- vi. 进行预报，作预测
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- forecast (v.)
- late 14c., "to scheme," from fore- "before" + casten in the sense of "contrive, plan, prepare" (late 14c.; see cast (v.)). Meaning "predict events" first attested late 15c. (cast (v.) "to perceive, notice" is from late 14c.). Related: Forecasting.
Whether we are to say forecast or forecasted in the past tense & participle depends on whether we regard the verb or the noun as the original from which the other is formed; ... The verb is in fact recorded 150 years earlier than the noun, & we may therefore thankfully rid ourselves of the ugly forecasted; it may be hoped that we should do so even if history were against us, but this time it is kind. [Fowler, 1926]
- forecast (n.)
- early 15c., "forethought, prudence," probably from forecast (v.). Meaning "conjectured estimate of a future course" is from 1670s. A Middle English word for weather forecasting was aeromancy.
- 1. The weather forecast is for showers and overcast skies.
- 2. Our forecast for 1990 was on the right lines.
- 3. Many traders forecast a continuation of the market's recent bearish trend.
- 4. There was considerable scepticism about the Chancellor's forecast of a booming economy.
- 5. The study also forecast an explosion in the diet soft-drink market.
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