adjective fu·ture \ˈfyü-chər\

: coming after the present time : existing in the future

—used to say what someone or something will be

Full Definition of FUTURE

:  that is to be; specifically :  existing after death
:  of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come
:  existing or occurring at a later time <met his future wife>

Examples of FUTURE

  1. We cannot predict future events.
  2. Future generations will benefit from this research.

Origin of FUTURE

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin futurus about to be — more at be
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with FUTURE



: the period of time that will come after the present time

the future : the events that will happen after the present time

: the condition or situation of someone or something in the time that will come

Full Definition of FUTURE

a :  time that is to come
b :  what is going to happen
:  an expectation of advancement or progressive development
:  something (as a bulk commodity) bought for future acceptance or sold for future delivery —usually used in plural <grain futures>
a :  the future tense of a language
b :  a verb form in the future tense

Examples of FUTURE

  1. We're making plans for the future.
  2. They will hire more people sometime in the future.
  3. What do you think you will be doing in the future?
  4. What does the future hold for you?
  5. It's impossible to predict the future.
  6. The company faces an uncertain future.
  7. The future was already decided for her.

First Known Use of FUTURE

15th century
May 24, 2015
erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
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