Definition of future
(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : that is to be specifically : existing after death doctrine of a future life — John Kenrick
2 : of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come
3 : existing or occurring at a later time met his future wife We cannot foretell future events.
Definition of future (Entry 2 of 2)
1a : time that is to come
b : what is going to happen
2 : an expectation of advancement or progressive development
3 : something (such as a bulk commodity) bought for future acceptance or sold for future delivery —usually used in plural grain futures
4a : the future tense of a language
b : a verb form in the future tense
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