future

[ fyoo-cher ]
/ ˈfyu tʃər /
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noun

adjective


Nearby words

  1. futtock band,
  2. futtock plate,
  3. futtock shroud,
  4. futuna islands,
  5. futurama,
  6. future farmer,
  7. future farmers of america,
  8. future interest,
  9. future life,
  10. future perfect

Origin of future

1325–75; Middle English futur Anglo-French, Old French < Latin fūtūrus about to be (future participle of esse to be)

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British Dictionary definitions for futures

futures

/ (ˈfjuːtʃəz) /

pl n

  1. commodities or other financial products bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future dateSee also financial futures
  2. (as modifier)futures contract; futures market

future

/ (ˈfjuːtʃə) /

noun

adjective

See also futures

Derived Formsfutureless, adjective

Word Origin for future

C14: from Latin fūtūrus about to be, from esse to be

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Word Origin and History for futures
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Culture definitions for futures

futures

A contract to buy or sell a specified amount of a commodity or financial instrument at an agreed price at a set date in the future. If the price for the commodity or financial instrument rises between the contract date and the future date, the investor will make money; if it declines, the investor will lose money. The term also refers to the market for such contracts.

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Idioms and Phrases with futures

future

see in the near future.

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