[fyoo-too r-i-tee, -tyoo r-, -choo r-, -chur-]
- future time: Such discussion is better left to futurity.
- future generations; posterity: What will futurity say about this?
- the afterlife: the promise of eternal rest in futurity.
- a future state or condition; a future event, possibility, or prospect: We are concerned about the futurity of unsubsidized opera. His tactfulness remains more of a futurity than a reality.
- the quality of being future: the futurity of the end of the world.
- Also called futurity race. Horse Racing. a race, usually for two-year-olds, in which the entrants are selected long before the race is run, sometimes before the birth of the foal.
Origin of futurity
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Examples from the Web for futurity
It was as though the involuntary kiss had lurched him forward into a futurity of misery.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Futurity can be no source of alarm to him who is conscious of acting right.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
Political economy was still sleeping in the womb of futurity.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
As to leave, it has again vanished into the limbo of futurity.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
"Emma, I think you have the worst of this peeping into futurity," said Mary, laughing.The Settlers in Canada
- a less common word for future
- the quality of being in the future
- a future event
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Word Origin and History for futurity
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper