- time that is to be or come hereafter.
- something that will exist or happen in time to come: The future is rooted in the past.
- a condition, especially of success or failure, to come: Some people believe a gypsy can tell you your future.
- the future tense.
- another future formation or construction.
- a form in the future, as He will come.
- Usually futures. speculative purchases or sales of commodities for future receipt or delivery.
- that is to be or come hereafter: future events; on some future day.
- pertaining to or connected with time to come: one's future prospects; future plans.
- Grammar. noting or pertaining to a tense or other verb formation or construction that refers to events or states in time to 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.Pentagon Misfires in Stealth Jet Scandal
January 8, 2015
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
January 8, 2015
Ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Stomps on the Patriarchy
January 7, 2015
Buzzfeed shows us a potentially terrifying glimpse of the future.Use Your Brain—Control a Drone
The Daily Beast Video
January 5, 2015
There is, fortunately, not too much telling of the future in Harry Potter.Harry Potter and the Torah of Terror
Candida Moss, Joel Baden
January 4, 2015
She was distrustful of the future, and apt to anticipate bad fortune.
But Robert was destined to fall in with him at a future day.
He bathed in this imaginary future as in the waters of omnipotence.
Finished our bacon this morning, and for the future will only have damper and tea.Explorations in Australia
The present, so, was more than any possible future, how dire soever it might be.
- the time yet to come
- undetermined events that will occur in that time
- the condition of a person or thing at a later datethe future of the school is undecided
- likelihood of later improvement or advancementhe has a future as a singer
- a tense of verbs used when the action or event described is to occur after the time of utterance
- a verb in this tense
- in future from now on; henceforth
- that is yet to come or be
- of or expressing time yet to come
- (prenominal) destined to becomea future president
- grammar in or denoting the future as a tense of verbs
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.