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forecast

noun

1 forecast

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

synonym: prognosis.

Roget 510: foresight, prospicience, prevision, long-sightedness; anticipation; providence etc. (preparation) 673.    forethought, forecast; predeliberation, presurmise; foregone conclusion ... show more

Roget 511: prediction, announcement; program, programme [Brit.] etc. (plan) 626; premonition etc. (warning) 668; prognosis, prophecy, vaticination, ... show more

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, project; proposal, proposition, suggestion; resolution, motion; precaution etc. (provision) 673; deep-laid plan ... show more

Roget 673: preparation; providing etc. v.; provision, providence; anticipation etc. (foresight) 510; precaution, preconcertation, predisposition; ... show more

Dutch: profetie, prognose, voorspelling, waarzeggerij, weersvoorspelling
Polish: prognoza



verb

1 forecast

Predict in advance.

synonym: calculate.

Roget 673: prepare; get ready, make ready; make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation.    set in order, put in order etc. (arrange) 60; forecast ... show more

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, frame, contrive, project, forecast, sketch; devise, invent etc. (imagine) 515; set one's wits to work ... show more

2 forecast

Judge to be probable.

synonyms: calculate, count on, estimate, figure, reckon.

Dutch: voorspellen

3 forecast

Indicate, as with a sign or an omen.

synonyms: augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure ... show more.

Roget 510: foresee; look forwards to, look ahead, look beyond; scent from afar; look into the future, pry into the future, peer into the future.    see one's way; see how the land lies, get the lay of the land, see how the wind blows, test the waters, see how the cat jumps.    ... show more

Dutch: voorbeduiden, beduiden, aankondigen, voorspellen, waarzeggen, wichelen


Moby thesaurus: accounting, actuarial prediction, adumbrate, analysis, anticipate, anticipation, apocalypse, arrange, augur, augury, automatic electronic navigation, braking, calculate, calculation, cast, cast a horoscope, cast a nativity, computation, concert, conclude ... show more.

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