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Verb: forecast (forecast, also forecasted)  'for,kãst
  1. Predict in advance
    - calculate
     
  2. Judge to be probable
    - calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure
     
  3. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs forecast bad news";
    - bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken [archaic], foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, predict, foretoken
Noun: forecast  'for,kãst
  1. A prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
    - prognosis

Derived forms: forecast, forecasting, forecasts, forecasted

Type of: anticipate, bespeak, betoken [archaic], call, evaluate, forebode, forecasting, foretell, foretelling, indicate, judge, pass judgment, point, predict, prediction, prognosticate, prognostication, promise, signal

Encyclopedia: Forecast