[ fyoo-toor-i-tee, -tyoor-, -choor-, -chur- ]
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noun,plural fu·tu·ri·ties.
  1. future time: Such discussion is better left to futurity.

  2. future generations; posterity: What will futurity say about this?

  1. the afterlife: the promise of eternal rest in futurity.

  2. 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.

  3. the quality of being future: the futurity of the end of the world.

  4. 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.

Origin of futurity

First recorded in 1595–1605; future + -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for futurity


/ (fjuːˈtjʊərɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. a less common word for future

  2. the quality of being in the future

  1. a future event

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