Definition of forecast in English:


Line breaks: fore|cast
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːkɑːst

verb (past and past participle forecast or forecasted)

[with object]
  • Predict or estimate (a future event or trend): rain is forecast for Scotland [with object and infinitive]: coal consumption in Europe is forecast to increase
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    • She is forecasting serious protests at both stretches of water, making a comparison with the resistance against a ban on hunting.
    • Apocalyptic cultists are not the only ones in the business of forecasting the end, scientists are too.
    • The newscasters are forecasting rolling blackouts much like California endured.
    predict, prophesy, prognosticate, augur, divine, foretell, foresee, forewarn; guess, hazard a guess, conjecture, speculate, estimate, calculate, reckon, expect
    Scottish archaic spae
    rare presage, previse, vaticinate, auspicate


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  • Political forecasters predicted that things would get worse for the governor before getting better.
  • Racegoers can take heart - forecasters are predicting improving weather from today with less rain and more sunshine.
  • Hurricane Isabel swept through the Atlantic on Tuesday and forecasters warn it could threaten the United States.

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