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fore·cast

 (fôr′kăst′)
tr.v. fore·cast or fore·cast·ed, fore·cast·ing, fore·casts
1. To estimate or predict in advance, especially to predict (weather conditions) by analysis of meteorological data. See Synonyms at predict.
2. To serve as an advance indication of; foreshadow: price increases that forecast inflation.
n.
A prediction, as of coming events or conditions: The weather forecast stated that it would rain.

[Middle English forecasten, to plan beforehand : fore-, fore- + casten, to throw, calculate, prepare; see cast.]

fore·cast′a·ble adj.
fore′cast′er n.

forecast

(ˈfɔːˌkɑːst)
vb, -casts, -casting, -cast or -casted
1. to predict or calculate (weather, events, etc), in advance
2. (tr) to serve as an early indication of
3. (tr) to plan in advance
n
4. (Physical Geography) a statement of probable future weather conditions calculated from meteorological data
5. a prophecy or prediction
6. the practice or power of forecasting
ˈforeˌcaster n

fore•cast

(ˈfɔrˌkæst, -ˌkɑst, ˈfoʊr-)

v. -cast -cast•ed, -cast•ing, v.t.
1. to predict (a future condition or occurrence); calculate in advance: to forecast a heavy snowfall.
2. to serve as a prediction of; foreshadow.
v.i.
3. to conjecture beforehand; make a prediction.
n.
4. a prediction, esp. of future weather conditions.
5. a conjecture as to something in the future.
6. Archaic. foresight in planning; forethought.
[1350–1400; Middle English (n.) plan. See fore-, cast]
fore′cast`a•ble, adj.
fore′cast`er, n.
syn: See predict.

forecast


Past participle: forecast/forecasted
Gerund: forecasting

Imperative
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Present
I forecast
you forecast
he/she/it forecasts
we forecast
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they forecast
Preterite
I forecast/forecasted
you forecast/forecasted
he/she/it forecast/forecasted
we forecast/forecasted
you forecast/forecasted
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Present Continuous
I am forecasting
you are forecasting
he/she/it is forecasting
we are forecasting
you are forecasting
they are forecasting
Present Perfect
I have forecast/forecasted
you have forecast/forecasted
he/she/it has forecast/forecasted
we have forecast/forecasted
you have forecast/forecasted
they have forecast/forecasted
Past Continuous
I was forecasting
you were forecasting
he/she/it was forecasting
we were forecasting
you were forecasting
they were forecasting
Past Perfect
I had forecast/forecasted
you had forecast/forecasted
he/she/it had forecast/forecasted
we had forecast/forecasted
you had forecast/forecasted
they had forecast/forecasted
Future
I will forecast
you will forecast
he/she/it will forecast
we will forecast
you will forecast
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Future Perfect
I will have forecast/forecasted
you will have forecast/forecasted
he/she/it will have forecast/forecasted
we will have forecast/forecasted
you will have forecast/forecasted
they will have forecast/forecasted
Future Continuous
I will be forecasting
you will be forecasting
he/she/it will be forecasting
we will be forecasting
you will be forecasting
they will be forecasting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forecasting
you have been forecasting
he/she/it has been forecasting
we have been forecasting
you have been forecasting
they have been forecasting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forecasting
you will have been forecasting
he/she/it will have been forecasting
we will have been forecasting
you will have been forecasting
they will have been forecasting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forecasting
you had been forecasting
he/she/it had been forecasting
we had been forecasting
you had been forecasting
they had been forecasting
Conditional
I would forecast
you would forecast
he/she/it would forecast
we would forecast
you would forecast
they would forecast
Past Conditional
I would have forecast/forecasted
you would have forecast/forecasted
he/she/it would have forecast/forecasted
we would have forecast/forecasted
you would have forecast/forecasted
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forecast

Prediction of the weather conditions in the near future based on data collected in the past and computer modeling techniques.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forecast - a prediction about how something (as the weather) will developforecast - a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
forecasting, foretelling, prediction, prognostication - a statement made about the future
financial forecast - a forecast of the expected financial position and the results of operations and cash flows based on expected conditions
weather forecast, weather outlook - a forecast of the weather
Verb1.forecast - predict in advance
forebode, predict, prognosticate, foretell, promise, anticipate, call - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
2.forecast - judge to be probable
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
take into account, allow - allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something; "I allow for this possibility"; "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash"
3.forecast - indicate by signsforecast - indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
threaten - to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"
bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal, point - be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
foreshow - foretell by divine inspiration

forecast

verb
1. predict, anticipate, foresee, foretell, call, plan, estimate, calculate, divine, prophesy, augur, forewarn, prognosticate, vaticinate (rare) They forecast a defeat for the Prime Minister.

forecast

verb
1. To tell about or make known (future events) in advance, especially by means of special knowledge or inference:
2. To give an indication of something in advance:
noun
Translations
تَكَهُّن، تَنَبُّؤتَنَبُّؤتوقعات طقسيَتَكَهَّن، يَتَنَبَّأ
předpověďpředpovědětpředpoveď
forudsigeforudsigelseprognose
ennakoidaennustaaennustesääennuste
prévoirprévisionprévision météoprévision météorologiqueprédire
prognoza
spá
天気予報予報予想
예측
pranašautiprognozėprognozuoti
paredzētpareģojumspareģotprognozeprognozēt
napovednapovedati
prognostisera
การทำนาย
dự báo

forecast

[ˈfɔːkɑːst] (forecast (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (for weather) → pronóstico m
the weather forecastel pronóstico meteorológico or del tiempo
what is the forecast for the weather?¿qué tiempo va a hacer?
2. (= prediction) → previsión f
according to all the forecastssegún todas las previsiones
B. VT (gen) → pronosticar

forecast

[ˈfɔːrkɑːst]
n
(METEOROLOGY) [weather] → prévision f
the weather forecast → la météo
(economic, political)prévision f
vt [forecast] [ˈfɔːrkɑːst] (pt, pp) → prévoir
to forecast that ... → prévoir que ...

forecast

nVoraussage f, → Vorhersage f, → Prognose f; (Met) → Voraus- or Vorhersage f; the forecast is goodder Wetterbericht or die Wettervorhersage ist günstig

forecast

[ˈfɔːˌkɑːst] (forecast or forecasted (vb: pt, pp))
1. npronostico, previsione f (also weather forecast) → previsioni fpl del tempo (Horse-racing) → accoppiata
2. vt (also) (Met) → prevedere

forecast

(ˈfoːkaːst) past tense, past participle ˈforecast or ˈforecasted verb
to tell about (something) before it happens. He forecast good weather for the next three days.
noun
a statement about what is going to happen; a prediction. forecasts about the economy.

forecast

تَنَبُّؤ předpoveď prognose Vorhersage πρόβλεψη pronóstico ennuste prévision prognoza previsione 天気予報 예측 voorspelling prognose przewidywanie previsão прогноз prognostisera การทำนาย tahmin dự báo 预测

forecast

n. pronóstico, predicción;
v. predecir, pronosticar.
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I have forgotten to mention that, in many things, Queequeg placed great confidence in the excellence of Yojo's judgment and surprising forecast of things; and cherished Yojo with considerable esteem, as a rather good sort of god, who perhaps meant well enough upon the whole, but in all cases did not succeed in his benevolent designs.
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It is worthy of remark that a certain speculative writer of quasi-scientific repute, writing long before the Martian inva- sion, did forecast for man a final structure not unlike the actual Martian condition.
By means of these seven considerations I can forecast victory or defeat.
So long as the sun was still high in mid-heaven the weapons of either side were alike deadly, and the people fell; but when he went down towards the time when men loose their oxen, the Achaeans proved to be beyond all forecast stronger, so that they drew Cebriones out of range of the darts and tumult of the Trojans, and stripped the armour from his shoulders.
As soon as I came into the room I saw that she had drawn this inference, but I also saw something which had not been in my forecast.
George got hold of the paper, and read us out the boating fatalities, and the weather forecast, which latter prophesied "rain, cold, wet to fine"
Contrary to Bilibin's forecast the news he had brought was joyfully received.
She included them all in her forecast, she included them all in her maternity, although the party comprised William Pepper and Miss Allan, both of whom might have been supposed to have seen a fair share of the panorama.
Do you imagine that her rapid forecast and rumination concerning house-furniture and society were ever discernible in her conversation, even with her mamma?
Quite congruously with the placid, erudite, quality of his culture, although, like other poets, he sings much of youth, he is often most successful in the forecast, the expression, of the humours, the considerations, that in truth are more proper to old age:--
Her fellows upon the island looked on in horror, helpless to avert her doom in which they saw a forecast of their own.