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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹkæst/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːkɑːst/
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- To estimate how something will be in the future.
- to forecast the weather, or a storm
- to forecast a rise in prices
- 2020 May 6, Graeme Pickering, “Borders Railway: time for the next step”, in Rail, page 52:
- Within six months, the total number of passengers forecast to use the line in the entire first year (650,000) had already been passed. For the first 12 months, the figure was in excess of 1.2 million. And overall, it has grown year-on-year, reaching over two million in 2018-19.
- To foreshadow; to suggest something in advance.
- (obsolete) To contrive or plan beforehand.
estimate future conditions
forecast (plural forecasts)
- An estimation of a future condition.
- (gambling) exacta
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- (gambling): reverse forecast
- forecast in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- forecast in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.