- the future tense.
- another future formation or construction.
- a form in the future, as He will come.
Origin of future
Examples from the Web for future
The program has not made a final selection on which upgrades will actually be included in future versions of the F-35.
Disordered eating is also linked to higher rates of depression and anxiety, both in the present and in the future.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.
Buzzfeed shows us a potentially terrifying glimpse of the future.
There is, fortunately, not too much telling of the future in Harry Potter.
A roar of laughter greeted this candid confession of future intentions.The Revellers|Louis Tracy
He was of opinion that, upon their conduct at this crisis depended the future destinies of the Netherlands.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84|John Lothrop Motley
In the meanwhile, can he ever pass Bedlam, without a tender feeling for the future destiny of his footmen and coachman?Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)|Various
They had to hear our addresses and prayers and hymns; they had to listen to the intimation of our future meetings.The Story of John G. Paton|James Paton
Could she hate a country, however barren and rough, if it had saved the health and happiness of her future husband?The Call of the Canyon|Zane Grey
British Dictionary definitions for future
- a tense of verbs used when the action or event described is to occur after the time of utterance
- a verb in this tense
Word Origin for future
Word Origin and History for future
late 14c., from Old French futur, from Latin futurus "going to be, yet to be," as a noun, "the future," irregular suppletive future participle of esse "to be," from PIE *bheue- (see be). The English noun (late 14c.) is modeled on Latin futura, neuter plural of futurus.
Idioms and Phrases with future
see in the near future.