- the future tense.
- another future formation or construction.
- a form in the future, as He will come.
Origin of future
Related Words for futuresprospective, eventual, subsequent, planned, imminent, forthcoming, impending, ultimate, prospect, outlook, millennium, destiny, fate, inevitable, approaching, final, coming, eternity, infinity, hereafter
Examples from the Web for futures
Contemporary Examples of futures
Later, he taught her how to smoke, and still later, they whispered of politics, and fears and hopes for their futures.Drawing on the Memories of Syrian Women
November 26, 2014
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
October 6, 2014
The mainstream LGBT movement, meanwhile, still insists that neither of these futures will come to pass.Were Christians Right About Gay Marriage All Along?
May 27, 2014
I smuggled drugs to make money for them, to pay for their schooling, to secure their futures with good careers.How China Used Drones to Capture a Notorious Burmese Drug Lord
April 17, 2014
As the guns fade veterans are returning to the lives they once lived and the futures they are building.Divided in the Wake of Fort Hood
April 16, 2014
Historical Examples of futures
He might note in January, let us say, that the price of May or July futures is favorable.
So you sell the same quantity of futures on the Exchange at 8.00.
But they felt that something had better be done toward assurance of their futures.The Law-Breakers
I'm sure you appreciate, my friends, the enormous importance of your own futures?The Burning Spear
And yet trading in futures is by no means necessarily speculation.Elements of Foreign Exchange
- 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
"goods sold on agreement for future delivery," 1880; see 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.
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.
see in the near future.