from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An adherent to the principles of the artistic movement of futurism.
  • n. One who studies and predicts possible futures.
  • adj. In the style of futurism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One whose chief interests are in what is to come; one who anxiously, eagerly, or confidently looks forward to the future; an expectant.
  • n. One who believes or maintains that the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Bible is to be in the future.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who has regard to the future; one whose main interest lies in the future; an expectant.
  • n. In theology, one who holds that nearly the whole of the Book of Revelation refers principally to events yet to come.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who predicts the future
  • adj. of or relating to futurism
  • n. a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future


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  • We are all making the future every minute that we live, by way of our collective and individual decisions. If we think like that, everybody is a futurist. (Hazel Hendersson)

    March 18, 2009