forecast

  • 1Forecast — Fore*cast , v. t. 1. To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project. [1913 Webster] He shall forecast his devices against the strongholds. Dan. xi. 24. [1913 Webster] 2. To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for; as, to forecast the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Forecast — Fore cast, n. Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination. [1913 Webster] He makes this difference to arise from the forecast and predetermination of the gods themselves. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A calculation predicting future… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3forecast — [fôr′kast΄; ] for v., also [ fôr kast′] vt. forecast or forecasted, forecasting [ME forecasten < fore (see FORE) + casten, to contrive: see CAST] 1. Archaic to foresee 2. to estimate or calculate in advance; predict or seek to predict (weather …

    English World dictionary

  • 4Forecast — Fore*cast , v. i. To contrive or plan beforehand. [1913 Webster] If it happen as I did forecast. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5forecast — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable both as a noun and as a verb. As a past form and past participle, forecast (identical to the form of the present tense) has more or less ousted forecasted …

    Modern English usage

  • 6forecast — [n] prediction, often of weather or business anticipation, augury, budget, calculation, cast, conjecture, divination, estimate, foreknowledge, foreseeing, foresight, foretelling, forethought, foretoken, guess, outlook, planning, precognition,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7forecast — ► VERB (past and past part. forecast or forecasted) ▪ predict or estimate (a future event or trend). ► NOUN ▪ a prediction or estimate, especially of the weather or a financial trend. DERIVATIVES forecaster noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8forecast — index anticipate (prognosticate), contrive, expect (consider probable), foreseen, forewarn, herald …

    Law dictionary

  • 9forecast — vb predict, *foretell, prophesy, prognosticate, augur, presage, portend, forebode Analogous words: *foresee, foreknow, anticipate, apprehend, divine: surmise, Conjecture, guess: *infer, gather, conclude …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10forecast — ▪ I. forecast fore‧cast 1 [ˈfɔːkɑːst ǁ ˈfɔːrkæst] noun [countable] ECONOMICS a description of what is likely to happen in the future, based on information that is available now: • The figures for 2001 are forecasts, the others are actuals. • a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11forecast — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good, optimistic ▪ gloomy, pessimistic ▪ conservative ▪ accurate, correct …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12forecast — I UK [ˈfɔː(r)kɑːst] / US [ˈfɔrˌkæst] noun [countable] Word forms forecast : singular forecast plural forecasts ** a statement about what is likely to happen, based on available information and usually relating to the weather, business, or the… …

    English dictionary

  • 13forecast — 01. According to the weather [forecast], it s going to snow tomorrow. 02. Leading economists have [forecast] a 5% growth in the economy for the coming year. 03. The newspaper announced its [forecast] for the election, based on the latest polls.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14forecast — fore|cast1 [ fɔr,kæst ] noun count ** a statement about what is likely to happen, based on available information and usually relating to the weather, business, or the economy: The weather forecast is for a dry sunny day tomorrow. sales forecasts… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15forecast — I n. 1) to make a forecast 2) a long range; short range; weather forecast (to give the weather forecast) II v. (L) she forecast that an earthquake would occur * * * [ fɔːkɑːst] short range weather forecast (to give the weather forecast) (L) she… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16forecast — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)kɑːst, kæst[/t]] ♦♦♦ forecasts, forecasting, forecasted (The forms forecast and forecasted can both be used for the past tense and past participle.) 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A forecast is a statement of what is expected to happen in… …

    English dictionary

  • 17forecast — fore|cast1 [ˈfo:ka:st US ˈfo:rkæst] n a description of what is likely to happen in the future, based on the information that you have now →↑prediction ▪ The weather forecast is good for tomorrow. profit/sales/growth forecast ▪ the company s… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18forecast — 1 noun (C) a description of what is likely to happen in the future, based on information that is available now: the company s annual sales forecast | the weather forecast 2 past tense and past participle forecast or forecasted verb (T) to make a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19forecast — [c]/ˈfɔkast / (say fawkahst) verb (forecast or forecasted, forecasting) –verb (t) 1. to conjecture beforehand; predict. 2. to make a forecast of (the weather, etc.). 3. to serve as a forecast of; foreshadow: *High tech economic tendencies… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20forecast — {{11}}forecast (n.) early 15c., probably from FORECAST (Cf. forecast) (v.); earliest sense was forethought, prudence; meaning conjectured estimate of a future course is from 1670s. A Middle English word for weather forecasting was aeromancy.… …

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