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forecast Syllabification: fore·cast
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌkast/

Definition of forecast in English:

verb (pastand past participle forecast or forecasted)

[with object]
Predict or estimate (a future event or trend): rain is forecast for eastern Ohio [with object and infinitive]: coal consumption is forecast to increase
More example sentences
  • 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.


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A prediction or estimate of future events, especially coming weather or a financial trend.
Example sentences
  • Together the two firms can provide financial forecasts for virtually every listed company in the world.
  • As a consequence of the fluctuating weather, the forecasts have to be updated daily.
  • As Chieftian John is now hoping for is fine weather, and the forecast is promising.
prediction, prophecy, forewarning, prognostication, augury, divination, prognosis

Words that rhyme with forecast

broadcast • sportscast
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