An example of to forecast is a meteorologist projecting what the weather will be like over the next seven days.
An example of a forecast is a report with the total dollars predicted by the sales department of how much they think they will sell in the next six months.
Price increases that forecast inflation.
The weather forecast stated that it would rain.
Origin of forecast
- Middle English forecasten to plan beforehand fore- fore- casten to throw, calculate, prepare cast
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition