Definition of Forecast

1. Noun. A prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop.




2. Verb. Predict in advance.

3. Verb. Judge to be probable.
Exact synonyms: Calculate, Count On, Estimate, Figure, Reckon
Generic synonyms: Evaluate, Judge, Pass Judgment
Specialized synonyms: Allow, Take Into Account
Derivative terms: Calculable, Calculation, Estimator, Forecaster

4. Verb. Indicate by signs. "These signs bode bad news"

Definition of Forecast

1. v. t. To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project.

2. v. i. To contrive or plan beforehand.

3. n. Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination.

Definition of Forecast

1. Verb. To estimate how a condition will be in the future. ¹

2. Noun. An estimation of a future condition. ¹

3. Noun. A prediction of the weather. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forecast

1. to estimate or calculate in advance [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Forecast

1. 1. Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination. "He makes this difference to arise from the forecast and predetermination of the gods themselves." (Addison) 2. Foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation. "His calm, deliberate forecast better fitted him for the council than the camp." (Prescott) (06 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Forecast

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1902)
"forecast DISTRIBUTION ON KURAL FREE -MAIL DELIVERY ROUTES, i Weather forecasts are now made by the US Weather Bureau at Washington, DC, at about 9 am and 9 ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"This is the practical basis of the seasonal or .r monthly weather forecast of the Indian Service, so ably worked by Mr. Eliot, TRS, at Simla. ..."

3. Principles of Marketing by Fred Emerson Clark (1922)
"In all industries a knowledge, or a forecast, of future market conditions, ... The Market forecast.—A proper forecast of the market for either the immediate ..."

4. Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety: Proceedings of the First International edited by T. J. Casadevall (1995)
"Finally, the method mixes information from the forecast model and observations in a logical way. NUMERICAL A numerica! prediction model is an essential ..."

5. The Principles of Political Economy by Henry Sidgwick (1887)
"But any positive prophecy of the industrial future of civilized society—involving, as it must, a forecast of the probable changes, in kind or amount, ..."

6. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Denmark; 2006 Review by International Energy Agency (2006)
"RESULTS The forecast predicts that under the baseline scenario, final energy demand will grow at 0.8% annually until 2025. The table below shows the final ..."

7. Benner's Prophecies of Future Ups and Downs in Prices: What Years to Make by Samuel Benner (1907)
"The writer of this forecast takes no delight in predicting declining prices in the future trade of this country, yet by the rule of price cycles and the ..."

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