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FORECAST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forecast mean? 

FORECAST (noun)
  The noun FORECAST has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: FORECAST used as a noun is very rare.


FORECAST (verb)
  The verb FORECAST has 3 senses:

1. predict in advance
2. judge to be probable
3. indicate by signs

  Familiarity information: FORECAST used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORECAST (noun)


Sense 1forecast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

forecast; prognosis

Hypernyms ("forecast" is a kind of...):

forecasting; foretelling; prediction; prognostication (a statement made about the future)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "forecast"):

financial forecast (a forecast of the expected financial position and the results of operations and cash flows based on expected conditions)

weather forecast; weather outlook (a forecast of the weather)


FORECAST (verb)


Sense 1forecast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Predict in advance

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

forecast; calculate

Hypernyms (to "forecast" is one way to...):

anticipate; call; forebode; foretell; predict; prognosticate; promise (make a prediction about; tell in advance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2forecast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Judge to be probable

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

count on; figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; calculate

Hypernyms (to "forecast" is one way to...):

evaluate; judge; pass judgment (form a critical opinion of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "forecast"):

allow; take into account (allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 3forecast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicate by signs

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

presage; portend; omen; foreshadow; bode; auspicate; augur; predict; prognosticate; betoken; prefigure; forecast; foretell

Context example:

These signs bode bad news

Hypernyms (to "forecast" is one way to...):

bespeak; betoken; indicate; point; signal (be a signal for or a symptom of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "forecast"):

threaten (to be a menacing indication of something:)

foreshow (foretell by divine inspiration)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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