[fyoo-too r-i-tee, -tyoo r-, -choo r-, -chur-]
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.
Origin of futurity
First recorded in 1595–1605; future
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for futurityprospect
Examples from the Web for futurity
Historical Examples of futurity
It was as though the involuntary kiss had lurched him forward into a futurity of misery.
Futurity can be no source of alarm to him who is conscious of acting right.
Political economy was still sleeping in the womb of futurity.
As to leave, it has again vanished into the limbo of futurity.
"Emma, I think you have the worst of this peeping into futurity," said Mary, laughing.
British Dictionary definitions for futurity
noun plural -ties
the quality of being in the future
a future event
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