2016年8月16日 星期二

sign, actively forecast, predict, foretell, bode, forebode

PRESIDENTIAL FORECASTChance of winning
88%
Hillary Clinton
12%
Donald J. Trump


Christmas edition archive: The great Austrian astronomer Johannes Kepler, the man who showed that planets move round the sun in ellipses, not circles, thought that the Star of Bethlehem was probably a nova or a supernova, a star brilliantly blowing up. There are many theories about what it was that foretold the birth of Christ. Here's another http://econ.st/1bSGYB9

 

 

  Upheaval in the E-Book World

By DAVID POGUE
Barnes & Noble's troubles, which have led it to cease manufacturing its color Nook, do not bode well for consumers.




Obesity Forecast Predicts Major Gains

Obesity Forecast Predicts Major Gains


Researchers project that as many as 11 percent of Americans could be at least 100 pounds overweight by 2030.

active (BUSY/INVOLVED) adjective
1 busy with or ready to perform a particular activity:
physically/mentally active
You've got to try to keep active as you grow older.
Enemy forces remain active in the mountainous areas around the city.
She's very active in (= involved in) local politics.
Both of his parents were very politically active.
It is important to educate children before they become sexually active.
He takes a more active role in the team nowadays.
She's an active member of her trade union (= not only belongs to it, but does work to help it).

2 describes a volcano that might erupt (= throw out hot liquid rock or other matter) at any
time
actively adverb
He's very actively involved in (= does a lot of work for) the local Labour Party.
It's nice having a man who actively encourages me to spend money.
I've been actively looking for a job (= trying hard to find one) for six months.

on active service
fighting in a war:
He was the first member of his regiment to die while on active service.


forecast noun [C]
a statement of what is judged likely to happen in the future, especially in connection with a particular situation, or the expected weather conditions:
economic forecasts
The weather forecast said it was going to rain later today.
forecast verb [T] forecast forecasted, forecast forecasted
to say what you expect to happen in the future:
They forecast a large drop in unemployment over the next two years.
Snow has been forecast for tonight.
[+ to infinitive] Oil prices are forecast to increase by less than 2% this year.

forecaster noun [C]
a person who tells you what particular conditions are expected to be like:
an economic forecaster
a weather forecaster


bode

Syllabification: (bode)
Pronunciation: /bōd/


verb

[no object] (bode well/ill)
  • be an omen of a particular outcome:their argument did not bode well for the future [with object]:the 12 percent interest rate bodes dark days ahead for retailers

Origin:

Old English bodian 'proclaim, foretell', from boda 'messenger', of Germanic origin; related to German Bote, also to bid1

forebode

Syllabification: (fore·bode)
Pronunciation: /fôrˈbōd/

verb

[with object] archaic or literary
  • (of a situation or occurrence) act as a warning of (something bad):this lull foreboded some new assault upon him
  • have a presentiment of (something bad):I foreboded mischief the moment I heard

predict[pre・dict]

  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[pridíkt]
[動](他)[III[名]/that節/wh-節](▼直接話法も導く);…を予報する, …と予言する
predict the winning team
勝ちチームを予言する
He predicted (that) there would be a drought.
彼は干ばつが起こると予言した
The weatherman predicts snow for tonight.
天気予報では今夜は雪だ.
━━(自)予言する, 予報する.


[類語]predict科学的な推論に基づく予測を意味することが多いが, 軽い予想にも用いる. foretell 推論の方法にこだわらず軽い意味で用いる:foretell an energy crisis [a person's death]エネルギー危機[人の死]を予言する. forecast天気予報, 経済予測など公的な発表を意味することが多い. predictより推測の意味が強い:forecast what is likely to happen起こりそうなことを予言する. forebode不吉なことを予言する:black clouds foreboding a stormあらしの前ぶれの黒雲. prophesy神霊的な能力による予言:prophesy war戦争を予言する.

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