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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
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Preterite
I forecast/forecasted
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Present Continuous
I am forecasting
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Present Perfect
I have forecast/forecasted
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be forecasting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forecasting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forecasting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forecasting
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Conditional
I would forecast
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Past Conditional
I 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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By means of these seven considerations I can forecast victory or defeat.
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The forecast shadow of meditated crime traveled before him already, as he threaded his way among his fellow-men.