futurity


fu·tu·ri·ty

noun \fyü-ˈtr-ə-tē, -ˈtyr-, -ˈchr-\

: the quality of being or happening in the future

plural fu·tu·ri·ties

Full Definition of FUTURITY

1
:  time to come :  future
2
:  the quality or state of being future
3
plural :  future events or prospects
4
a :  a horse race usually for two-year-olds in which the competitors are nominated at birth or before
b :  a race or competition for which entries are made well in advance of the event

Examples of FUTURITY

  1. In English we can express futurity with will and shall.
  2. <we can scarcely imagine what observers in some remote futurity will think of civilization as it existed at the dawn of the 21st century>

First Known Use of FUTURITY

1604

Rhymes with FUTURITY

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: futurity cocktail
Previous Word in the Dictionary: futurition
All Words Near: futurity

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up futurity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).