Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “forecast”

See all translations

forecast

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɔː.kɑːst/ us    /ˈfɔːr.kæst/
B1 a statement of what is judged likely to happen in the future, especially in connection with a particular situation, or the expected weather conditions: economic forecasts The weather forecast said it was going to rain later today.
More examples

forecast

verb [T] uk   /ˈfɔː.kɑːst/ us    /ˈfɔːr.kæst/ (forecast or forecasted, forecast or forecasted)
to say what you expect to happen in the future: They forecast a large drop in unemployment over the next two years. Snow has been forecast for tonight. [+ to infinitive] Oil prices are forecast to increase by less than two percent this year.
Translations of “forecast”
in Korean 예상, 전망…
in Arabic تَنَبُّؤ…
in French prévoir…
in Turkish tahmin, tahmin raporu…
in Italian previsione…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指對特定形勢或天氣的)預測,預報…
in Russian прогноз…
in Polish prognoza…
in Spanish pronosticar…
in Portuguese prognóstico, previsão…
in German voraussagen…
in Catalan pronòstic…
in Japanese 予報, 予想…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指对特定形势或天气的)预测,预报…
(Definition of forecast from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of forecast?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “forecast”

Definitions of “forecast” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More