Forecast meaning

fôr'kăst'
To forecast is defined as to predict something.

An example of to forecast is a meteorologist projecting what the weather will be like over the next seven days.

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To estimate or predict in advance, especially to predict (weather conditions) by analysis of meteorological data.
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The definition of a forecast is a prediction.

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.

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To serve as an advance indication of; foreshadow.

Price increases that forecast inflation.

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A prediction, as of coming events or conditions.

The weather forecast stated that it would rain.

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To foresee.
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To estimate or calculate in advance; predict or seek to predict (weather, business conditions, etc.)
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To serve as a prediction or prophecy of.
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To make a forecast.
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Foresight; forethought.
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A prediction, as of weather conditions.
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To estimate how something will be in the future.

To forecast the weather.

To forecast a storm.

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An estimation of a future condition.
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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