verb fore·cast \-ˌkast; fr-ˈkast\

: to say that (something) will happen in the future : to predict (something, such as weather) after looking at the information that is available

forecast also fore·cast·edfore·cast·ing

Full Definition of FORECAST

transitive verb
a :  to calculate or predict (some future event or condition) usually as a result of study and analysis of available pertinent data; especially :  to predict (weather conditions) on the basis of correlated meteorological observations
b :  to indicate as likely to occur
:  to serve as a forecast of :  presage <such events may forecast peace>
intransitive verb
:  to calculate the future
fore·cast·able \-ˌkas-tə-bəl\ adjective
fore·cast·er noun

Examples of FORECAST

  1. They're forecasting rain for this weekend.
  2. The company is forecasting reduced profits.
  3. Experts forecast that the economy will slow in the coming months.

First Known Use of FORECAST

15th century


noun fore·cast \ˈfr-ˌkast\

: a statement about what you think is going to happen in the future

Full Definition of FORECAST

archaic :  foresight of consequences and provision against them :  forethought
:  a prophecy, estimate, or prediction of a future happening or condition

Examples of FORECAST

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

First Known Use of FORECAST


Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr


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