- 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 futures
Later, he taught her how to smoke, and still later, they whispered of politics, and fears and hopes for their futures.
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
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 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|Brendon Hong|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the guns fade veterans are returning to the lives they once lived and the futures they are building.
The means have been provided in the “futures” which circulate on the Cotton Exchange.
In former days, the dealing in "futures" had no legal protection in Germany, and nowadays only under certain assumptions.Bremen Cotton Exchange|Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
We build our futures, by the shapeOf our desires, and not by acts.Custer, and Other Poems.|Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Maybe it was the quiet way Mrs. Mimms had discussed their futures over the brown leaves, as if she'd been there herself.The Amazing Mrs. Mimms|David C. Knight
Talk about futures,” murmured Dan, “what of the future of Randall?The Winning Touchdown|Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for futures (1 of 2)
- 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
British Dictionary definitions for futures (2 of 2)
- a tense of verbs used when the action or event described is to occur after the time of utterance
- a verb in this tense
Derived Formsfutureless, adjective
Word Origin for future
Culture 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.
Idioms and Phrases with futures
see in the near future.