[ fyoo-too r-i-tee, -tyoo r-, -choo r-, -chur- ]
/ fyuˈtʊər ɪ ti, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtʃʊər-, -ˈtʃɜr- /

noun, plural fu·tu·ri·ties.

future time: Such discussion is better left to futurity.
future generations; posterity: What will futurity say about this?
the afterlife: the promise of eternal rest in futurity.
a future state or condition; a future event, possibility, or prospect: We are concerned about the futurity of unsubsidized opera. His tactfulness remains more of a futurity than a reality.
the quality of being future: the futurity of the end of the world.
Also called futurity race. Horse Racing. a race, usually for two-year-olds, in which the entrants are selected long before the race is run, sometimes before the birth of the foal.

Nearby words

  1. futures,
  2. futures market,
  3. futurism,
  4. futurist,
  5. futuristic,
  6. futurity stakes,
  7. futurology,
  8. futz,
  9. futz around,
  10. fuxin

Origin of futurity

First recorded in 1595–1605; future + -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for futurity


/ (fjuːˈtjʊərɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a less common word for future
the quality of being in the future
a future event
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Word Origin and History for futurity



c.1600, from future + -ity.

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