Definition of Future

1. Noun. The time yet to come.

Exact synonyms: Futurity, Hereafter, Time To Come
Generic synonyms: Time
Specialized synonyms: Kingdom Come, By-and-by, Offing, Tomorrow, Manana
Antonyms: Past

2. Adjective. Yet to be or coming. "Some future historian will evaluate him"

3. Noun. A verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future.
Exact synonyms: Future Tense
Generic synonyms: Tense

4. Adjective. Effective in or looking toward the future. "He was preparing for future employment opportunities"
Similar to: Prospective
Derivative terms: Futurity, Futurity

5. Noun. Bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date.
Generic synonyms: Commodity, Good, Trade Good
Specialized synonyms: Oil Future, Petroleum Future, Soybean Future, Wheat Future

6. Adjective. (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving. "Our next president"
Exact synonyms: Next, Succeeding
Similar to: Incoming
Derivative terms: Futurity

7. Adjective. A verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened. "Future auxiliary"
Category relationships: Grammar

Definition of Future

1. a. That is to be or come hereafter; that will exist at any time after the present; as, the next moment is future, to the present.

2. n. Time to come; time subsequent to the present (as, the future shall be as the present); collectively, events that are to happen in time to come.

Definition of Future

1. Noun. The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced. ¹

2. Noun. Something that will happen in moments yet to come. ¹

3. Noun. Goodness in what is yet to come/Something to look foreward to. ¹

4. Noun. (grammar) Verb tense used to talk about events that will happen in the future; future tense. ¹

5. Noun. (finance in the plural) Commodities or stocks bought or sold with the understanding that they will be delivered at a date beyond the current one. ¹

6. Adjective. Having to do with or occurring in the future. ¹

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Definition of Future

1. the time yet to come [n -S] : FUTURAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Future

1. 1. Time to come; time subsequent to the present (as, the future shall be as the present); collectively, events that are to happen in time to come. "Lay the future open." 2. The possibilities of the future; used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great future before him. 3. A future tense. To deal in futures, to speculate on the future values of merchandise or stocks. Origin: Cf. F. Futur. See Future. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Future

futtock plate
futtock shroud
future (current term)
future continuous
future day
future interest
future interests
future participle
future participles
future perfect
future perfect continuous
future perfect progressive
future perfect tense
future progressive

Literary usage of Future

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David ( Hume (1898)
"In that sense, and only in that, could one be distinguished from the other as a future pleasure from a present one. According as the greater imagined ..."

2. The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects: Ionic by Herbert Weir Smyth (1894)
"future Passive. i. Examples of the future passive formed from the aorist passive ... In Homer there is no future passive built from the first aorist stem, ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1904)
"CHAPTER XXI future PROSPECTS OF THE UNITED STATES I HAVE now nearly reached ... Such is the future destiny of the British race in North America to my eye; ..."

4. Handbook on the Law of Real Property by Earl Palmer Hopkins (1896)
"Estates classified with reference to the time at -which the owner is entitled to enjoyment in possession are either (a) Present, or (b) future. ..."

5. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"Thus a note is struck which prepares for the revelation of a future life in the ... But the future life is present still; the ideal of politics is to be ..."

6. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"The subject must be anxiously watched through its future stages. THE NEW METEOROLOGICAL COUNCIL fI "'HE final stage of the labours of the Treasury Com- ..."

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