- commodities or other financial products bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future dateSee also financial futures
- (as modifier)futures contract; futures market
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How to use futures in a sentence
Later, he taught her how to smoke, and still later, they whispered of politics, and fears and hopes for their futures.
Many of them do not have the choice of opting out of their planned futures as the breadwinners.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life|Maya Richard Craven|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every day, their bodies, lives and futures are affected by politicians and policies they did not choose.Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too|Jillian Keenan|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He soon invents the “Efram Daniels Expulsion Index (EDEI) … a hybrid futures and prediction market.”In a New Novel, Apathetic Teenagers Usher in the Apocalypse|Elliot Ackerman|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The mainstream LGBT movement, meanwhile, still insists that neither of these futures will come to pass.Were Christians Right About Gay Marriage All Along?|Jay Michaelson|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I worked a big deal in futures for their father this morning; nice girls; it's time they were getting married.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
If you don't tell the truth, you may cost thousands of men their futures.A World is Born|Leigh Douglass Brackett
Such brilliant and flattering futures had opened before her, if she would but consent to give "private rehearsals."Interrupted|Pansy
Looking thus into their futures they were both very certain of themselves and of the roads which they were to travel.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott
To the day of his death he remained a faithful child of the fatherland, for which he hoped the greatest of futures.Karl Marx|Achille Loria
Cultural definitions for 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.