Definition of forecast in English:

forecast

verb

[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’
    • ‘The front that's been to our north was forecasted to come our way today/this evening.’
    • ‘Apocalyptic cultists are not the only ones in the business of forecasting the end, scientists are too.’
    • ‘As for depth of promotion, if my memory serves me correctly, you initially forecasted a run to 38.5 cents culminated by a massive sell off.’
    • ‘The newscasters are forecasting rolling blackouts much like California endured.’
    • ‘It is reported that their record in forecasting recessions is only half as good as tossing a coin.’
    • ‘The storm was forecasted to go west from Lauderdale, Pompano Beach area.’
    • ‘They've forecasted high temperatures and unpredictable winds.’
    • ‘Airline industry experts have forecasted the demise of airline hubs for almost as long as they have existed.’
    • ‘He forecasted a very bright and busy year ahead for all.’
    • ‘We are also forecasting future fibre reductions in both quality and quantity.’
    • ‘They may not have forecast a Congress-led victory, but at least they got the trend right.’
    • ‘The Government forecasted an increase of almost 50% - and none of them turned up.’
    • ‘Alright, Judge Sessions, you forecasted this would come to a successful end.’
    • ‘She is forecasting serious protests at both stretches of water, making a comparison with the resistance against a ban on hunting.’
    • ‘I suppose the truth is that there's not a lot of profit, if you're in the prophecy business, in forecasting happiness.’
    • ‘One day, forecasting sun in the south, he said ‘you could maybe visit your Granny in Brighton’.’
    • ‘English vineyard owners are forecasting a bumper grape crop under this summer's Mediterranean type sunshine.’
    • ‘He forecasted an impact on inflation because the prices of petrol and fuels are getting more expensive faster than euro appreciation.’
    • ‘Tomorrow it is forecasted to be 7 degrees higher than today.’
    • ‘Concerned people forecast a serious accident here and nothing is being done to prevent it.’
    predict, prophesy, prognosticate, augur, divine, foretell, foresee, forewarn
    guess, hazard a guess, conjecture, speculate, estimate, calculate, reckon, expect
    spae
    presage, previse, vaticinate, auspicate
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noun

  • A calculation or estimate of future events, especially coming weather or a financial trend.

    • ‘As a consequence of the fluctuating weather, the forecasts have to be updated daily.’
    • ‘This takes you to a page with current weather and five-day forecasts for the location.’
    • ‘What's more, the latest housing finance figures have come in way above even the highest forecasts.’
    • ‘If these forecasts hold true we can certainly expect some dramatic weather scenes for 2004.’
    • ‘You should also be able to demonstrate a visible order book underpinning your financial forecasts.’
    • ‘Hopefully the positive forecast Peter holds for the future will prevail.’
    • ‘As Chieftian John is now hoping for is fine weather, and the forecast is promising.’
    • ‘You can lessen the risk of injury during severe weather by watching forecasts regularly and taking the advice of experts.’
    • ‘These factors lie behind forecasts of higher earnings growth in 2005 and 2006.’
    • ‘As a result, investment banks have been cutting growth forecasts.’
    • ‘Together the two firms can provide financial forecasts for virtually every listed company in the world.’
    • ‘For one thing, a forecast is just that: a calculated best guess about what the weather is most likely to do.’
    • ‘At seven this morning I started looking at the day's forecasts for the weather.’
    • ‘The panel has been asked to consider the budget and medium-term financial forecast.’
    • ‘Family members also break walnuts open to obtain their health forecasts.’
    • ‘We had a huge crowd and the weather was on our side when you consider the forecast.’
    • ‘If you are on the Internet, you can get real-time, weather snapshots and local forecasts from several sites.’
    • ‘Past generations of economists were able to make forecasts based on trends in industrial activity.’
    • ‘Britons are famously obsessed with the weather, but have long taken the forecasts with a pinch of salt.’
    • ‘The finance director's role becomes important when a forecast is wide of the mark but this is rare.’
    prediction, prophecy, forewarning, prognostication, augury, divination, prognosis, projection, calculation
    guess, estimate, conjecture, speculation
    warning, signal, sign, token
    guesstimate
    foretoken
    prognostic, vaticination, auspication
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Pronunciation:

forecast

/ˈfɔːkɑːst/