from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The indefinite time yet to come: will try to do better in the future.
- n. Something that will happen in time to come: "The future comes apace” ( Shakespeare).
- n. A prospective or expected condition, especially one considered with regard to growth, advancement, or development: a business with no future.
- n. Business Commodities or stocks bought or sold upon agreement of delivery in time to come.
- n. Grammar The form of a verb used in speaking of action that has not yet occurred or of states not yet in existence.
- n. Grammar A verb form in the future tense.
- adj. That is to be or to come; of or existing in later time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.
- n. Something that will happen in moments yet to come.
- n. Goodness in what is yet to come/Something to look foreward to.
- n. Verb tense used to talk about events that will happen in the future; future tense.
- n. An agreement between two parties that one will sell the other a specific commodity at a specific later date and a specific price.
- adj. Having to do with or occurring in the future.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. That is to be or come hereafter; that will exist at any time after the present.
- 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.
- n. The possibilities of the future; -- used especially of prospective success or advancement.
- n. A future tense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That is to be or come hereafter; that will exist at any time after the present; pertaining to time subsequent to the present: as, the next moment is future to the present.
- Relating to later time, or to that which is to come; referring to or expressing futurity: as, one's future prospects; the future tense in grammar. In technical use often abbreviated future
- n. Time to come; time subsequent to the present, or that which will or may happen after the present time.
- n. A speculative purchase or sale of stock or other commodities for future receipt or delivery. See to deal in futures, below.
- n. In grammar, the future tense. See tense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
- n. the time yet to come
- adj. yet to be or coming
- adj. effective in or looking toward the future
- adj. a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened
- adj. (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving
- n. bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date
Middle English, from Old French futur, from Latin futūrus, about to be; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin futūrus, irregular future active participle of sum ("I am"), from Proto-Indo-European *bhū-, *bʰew- (“to become, be”). Cognate with Old English bēo ("I become, I will be, I am"). More at be. (Wiktionary)