Definitions for futureˈfyu tʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fu•tureˈfyu tʃər(n.)

  1. time that is to be or come hereafter.

  2. something that will exist or happen in time to come: to foresee the future.

  3. a condition, esp. of success or failure, to come:

    to tell someone's future.

  4. the future tense. a verb form or construction in the future tense.

    Category: Grammar

  5. Usu., futures. commodities bought and sold speculatively for future delivery.

    Category: Business

  6. (adj.)being or coming hereafter:

    future events.

  7. pertaining to or connected with time to come:

    one's future plans.

  8. of, pertaining to, or being a verb tense, form, or construction that refers to events or states in time to come.

    Category: Grammar

Origin of future:

1325–75; ME futur < AF, OF < L fūtūrus about to be (fut. participle of esse to be)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. future, hereafter, futurity, time to come(noun)

    the time yet to come

  2. future, future tense(noun)

    a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future

  3. future(adj)

    bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date

  4. future(adj)

    yet to be or coming

    "some future historian will evaluate him"

  5. future(adj)

    effective in or looking toward the future

    "he was preparing for future employment opportunities"

  6. future(a), next, succeeding(a)(adj)

    (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving

    "our next president"

  7. future(adj)

    a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened

    "future auxiliary"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. future(noun)ˈfyu tʃər

    ≠ the past

    Who knows what life will be like in the future.

  2. futureˈfyu tʃər

    ≠ the past

    Rewrite these verbs in the future.

  3. futureˈfyu tʃər

    the way things are likely to develop for sb or sth

    His future looks very bright.; a company that has no future

  4. future(adjective)ˈfyu tʃər

    relating to a time ahead of the present

    future payments

  5. futureˈfyu tʃər

    in grammar, relating to the future

    the future tense

Wiktionary

  1. future(Noun)

    The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.

  2. future(Noun)

    Something that will happen in moments yet to come.

  3. future(Noun)

    Goodness in what is yet to come/Something to look foreward to.

    There is no future in dwelling on the past.

  4. future(Noun)

    Verb tense used to talk about events that will happen in the future; future tense.

  5. future(Noun)

    Commodities or stocks bought or sold with the understanding that they will be delivered at a date beyond the current one.

  6. future(Adjective)

    Having to do with or occurring in the future.

    Future generations will either laugh or cry at our stupidity.

  7. Origin: From futurus, irregular future active participle of sum, from bhū-. Cognate with beo. More at be.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Future(verb)

    that is to be or come hereafter; that will exist at any time after the present; as, the next moment is future, to the present

  2. Future(adj)

    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

  3. Future(adj)

    the possibilities of the future; -- used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great future before him

  4. Future(adj)

    a future tense

Freebase

  1. Future

    The future is the indefinite time period after the present. Its arrival is considered inevitable due to the existence of time and the laws of physics. Due to the apparent nature of reality and the unavoidability of the future, everything that currently exists and will exist can be categorized as either permanent, meaning that it will exist for the whole of the future, or temporary, meaning that it won't and thus will come to an end. The future and the concept of eternity have been major subjects of philosophy, religion, and science, and defining them non-controversially has consistently eluded the greatest of minds. It is the opposite of the past. In the Occidental view, which uses a linear conception of time, the future is the portion of the projected time line that is anticipated to occur. In special relativity, the future is considered absolute future, or the future light cone. In physics, time is the fourth dimension of the universe. In the philosophy of time, presentism is the belief that only the present exists and the future and the past are unreal. Religions consider the future when they address issues such as karma, life after death, and eschatologies that study what the end of time and the end of the world will be. Religious figures such as prophets and diviners have claimed to see into the future. Organized efforts to predict or forecast the future may have derived from observations by early man of heavenly objects.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'future' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #694

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'future' in Written Corpus Frequency: #819

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'future' in Nouns Frequency: #254

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'future' in Adjectives Frequency: #147


Translations for future

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

future(noun)

(what is going to happen in) the time to come

He was afraid of what the future might bring; (also adjective) his future wife.

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