Forecast - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrkæst|  American pronunciation of the word forecast
Brit.  |ˈfɔːkɑːst|  British pronunciation of the word forecast
irregular verb:  p.t. — forecast or forecasted  p.p. — forecast or forecasted

noun

- a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop (syn: prognosis)

verb

- predict in advance (syn: calculate)
- judge to be probable (syn: calculate, estimate, figure, reckon)
- indicate, as with a sign or an omen (syn: augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate)

Examples

They're forecasting rain for this weekend.

The company is forecasting reduced profits.

Experts forecast that the economy will slow in the coming months.

...want to catch the weather forecast so I'll know what kind of clothes to pack for the trip tomorrow...

She forecast that an earthquake would occur.

The weather forecast is good for tomorrow.

the company's annual sales forecast

Rain was forecast for the weekend.

The Federal Reserve Bank forecasts that the economy will grow by 2% this year.

The forecast is for showers with highs in the 70s.

It doesn't seem to worry him that rain is in the forecast.

There is little promise of relief in the forecast.

The forecast is for sunny skies tomorrow.

The forecast is for strong winds at lower elevations.

The bad weather forecast only reinforces our decision to leave early tomorrow.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: forecast
he/she/it: forecasts
present participle: forecasting
past tense: forecast or forecasted
past participle: forecast or forecasted
noun
singular: forecast
plural: forecasts
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