What does forecast mean?

Definitions for forecast
ˈfɔrˌkæst, -ˌkɑst, ˈfoʊr-fore·cast

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word forecast.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prognosis, forecast(verb)

    a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop

  2. forecast, calculate(verb)

    predict in advance

  3. calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast(verb)

    judge to be probable

  4. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict(verb)

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"


  1. forecast(Noun)

    An estimation of a future condition.

  2. forecast(Noun)

    A prediction of the weather.

  3. forecast(Verb)

    To estimate how a condition will be in the future.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forecast(verb)

    to plan beforehand; to scheme; to project

  2. Forecast(verb)

    to foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for

  3. Forecast(verb)

    to contrive or plan beforehand

  4. Forecast(noun)

    previous contrivance or determination; predetermination

  5. Forecast(noun)

    foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forecast

    fōr-kast′, v.t. to contrive or reckon beforehand: to foresee: to predict.—v.i. to form schemes beforehand.—ns. Fore′cast, a previous contrivance: foresight: a prediction; Forecast′er.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. forecast

    To observe that which has passed, and guess it will happen again; to anticipate the future by guessing at the past; to predict that an event will happen, if it does, by basing calculations on events that have already happened, if they did. (One may forecast and be right, wrong, or neither. It depends.)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. forecast

    A storm warning, or reasonable prediction of a gale from the inferences of observed meteorological instruments and phenomena.

Editors Contribution

  1. forecast

    To create the data, structure and system to know the current income and expenditure and future projected income and expenditure.

    The business forecast was accurate, specific, measureable, realistic and had a timeline.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  
  2. forecast

    To estimate a future possibility or amount.

    The weather forecasters did forecast the weather accurately but as always it can change in advance which is great.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forecast' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4360

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forecast' in Nouns Frequency: #2111

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forecast in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forecast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of forecast in a Sentence

  1. Jyske Bank:

    We believe the results will pave the way for a longer use in maintenance and increased penetration. Therefore we increase our daratumumab (Darzalex) peak sales forecast in multiple myeloma to 40 billion Danish crowns from 35 billion crowns and raise our target price to 1,100 crowns (1,025).

  2. Stephen Ma:

    We are revisiting all our assumptions, and as you can see that is why we revised down our forecast for sales volume for the full year.

  3. Robert Parkes:

    Earnings momentum is building in Europe. The currency and an improving economy are the two main drivers of our positive forecast.

  4. Luis Ortigas:

    Perenco had forecast it would produce 12,000 bpd and now it's producing less than 1,000 bpd.

  5. The NWS:

    Snowfall totals are forecast to be over a foot for portions of the Northeast west of Interstate 95 through Thursday evening, the major cities will be on the gradient in between the substantial snowfall totals and light snowfall totals, so there is uncertainty in how much snow will fall in areas such as New York City.

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  • voorspel, weervoorspelling, voorspellingAfrikaans
  • يتنبئ, توقعات طقس, توقع, توقعاتArabic
  • прагно́зBelarusian
  • прогно́за, предвиждане, предска́звам, предви́ждамBulgarian
  • calendariCatalan, Valencian
  • předpověďCzech
  • Wettervorhersage, Schätzung, Vorhersage, prognostizieren, Prognose, vorhersagenGerman
  • veterprognozo, prognozoEsperanto
  • pronóstico, pronosticar, predecir, pronóstico del tiempo, previsiónSpanish
  • پیشبینیPersian
  • ennuste, sääennuste, ennustaa, ennakkoarvio, ennakoidaFinnish
  • prévision météorologique, prévision, prévision météo, prévoirFrench
  • réamhaisnéisIrish
  • kira, ramalan cuaca, ramalIndonesian
  • prevedereItalian
  • 予想, 予報, [[天気]][[予報]]Japanese
  • 예보, 예상Korean
  • PraedictioLatin
  • matapaeMāori
  • weersvoorspelling, voorspelling, voorspellen, schatting, prognoseDutch
  • predikere, forutsiNorwegian
  • prognoza, zapowiedźPolish
  • previsão, preverPortuguese
  • предсказывать, прогно́з, спрогнозировать, предсказа́ние, [[прогно́з]] [[погода, прогнозировать, предсказать, предви́дение, прогнозRussian
  • predpoveďSlovak
  • napovedati, napovedSlovene
  • prognos, förhandsberäkning, förutse, väderprognos, förutsäga, utsiktSwedish
  • передба́чення, прогно́зUkrainian

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