from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun someone who predicts the future
  • adjective of or relating to futurism
  • noun 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