wave of the future

noun phrase

Definition of wave of the future 

: an idea, product, or movement that is viewed as representing forces or a trend that will inevitably prevail

First Known Use of wave of the future

1940, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about wave of the future

Share wave of the future

Statistics for wave of the future

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for wave of the future

The first known use of wave of the future was in 1940

See more words from the same year

Comments on wave of the future

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a typical or ideal example

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!