forecast also forecasted; forecasting
Definition of forecast
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : to calculate or predict (some future event or condition) usually as a result of study and analysis of available pertinent data The company is forecasting reduced profits. especially : to predict (weather conditions) on the basis of correlated meteorological (see meteorology sense 1) observations They're forecasting rain for this weekend.
b : to indicate as likely to occur Optimists are forecasting an immediate upswing in business.
2 : to serve as a forecast of : presage Such events may forecast peace.
: to calculate the future if it turns out as I forecasted
Definition of forecast (Entry 2 of 2)
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