Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
forecast

fore·cast

forecast

 
 
pronunciation:
for kaest
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: forecast, forecasted, forecasting, forecasts
definition 1: to predict (weather conditions).
The weather report forecasts rain for this afternoon.
synonyms:
predict
similar words:
foretell, presage, prognosticate
definition 2: to give an early indication of; foreshadow.
The mass protests of that summer forecasted the eventual downfall of the government.
synonyms:
augur, bode, foreshadow, foretell, portend, presage, prognosticate, prophesy
similar words:
herald, indicate, prefigure
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make an estimate or calculation before something occurs; make a prediction.
synonyms:
prognosticate, prophesy
similar words:
predict
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an estimate, calculation, or conjecture about something that will happen in the future; prediction.
We heard the weather forecast and decided to cancel the barbecue party.Would you care to make a forecast concerning tonight's sporting event?
synonyms:
prediction, prognosis
similar words:
conjecture, divination, estimate, projection, prophecy
derivation: forecaster (n.)
Word Parts
The word forecast contains the following part:
fore- Old English root that means before, in time or position