forecast ( forecasts plural & 3rd person present) ( forecasting present participle) ( forecasted past tense & past participle )
The forms forecast and forecasted can both be used for the past tense and past participle.
1 n-count A forecast is a statement of what is expected to happen in the future, especially in relation to a particular event or situation.
usu with supp
...a forecast of a 2.25 per cent growth in the economy..., He delivered his election forecast..., The weather forecast is better for today.
2 verb If you forecast future events, you say what you think is going to happen in the future.
They forecast a humiliating defeat for the Prime Minister... V n
He forecasts that average salary increases will remain around 4 per cent. V that
weather forecast ( weather forecasts plural ) A weather forecast is a statement saying what the weather will be like the next day or for the next few days. n-count
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
vb anticipate, augur, calculate, divine, estimate, foresee, foretell, plan, predict, prognosticate, prophesy, vaticinate (rare)
n anticipation, conjecture, foresight, forethought, guess, outlook, planning, prediction, prognosis, projection, prophecy
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