future, hereafter, futurity, time to come(noun)
the time yet to come
future, future tense(noun)
a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date
yet to be or coming
"some future historian will evaluate him"
effective in or looking toward the future
"he was preparing for future employment opportunities"
future(a), next, succeeding(a)(adj)
(of elected officers) elected but not yet serving
"our next president"
a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened
The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.
Something that will happen in moments yet to come.
Goodness in what is yet to come/Something to look foreward to.
There is no future in dwelling on the past.
Verb tense used to talk about events that will happen in the future; future tense.
Commodities or stocks bought or sold with the understanding that they will be delivered at a date beyond the current one.
Having to do with or occurring in the future.
Future generations will either laugh or cry at our stupidity.
Origin: From futurus, irregular future active participle of sum, from bhū-. Cognate with beo. More at be.
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
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
the possibilities of the future; -- used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great future before him
a future tense
Origin: [F. futur, L. futurus, used as fut. p. of esse to be, but from the same root as E. be. See Be, v. i.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fūt′ūr, adj. about to be: that is to come: (gram.) expressing what will be.—n. time to come.—n. Fut′ure-per′fect (gram.), a tense expressing action viewed as past in reference to an assumed future time (L. amavero=I shall have loved).—v.i. Fut′urise, to form the future tense.—ns. Fut′urist, one whose chief interests are in what is to come; Futurition (-ish′un), future existence: accomplishment; Futur′ity, time to come: an event or state of being yet to come. [Fr.,—L. futurus, fut.p. of esse, to be.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'future' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #694
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'future' in Written Corpus Frequency: #819
Rank popularity for the word 'future' in Nouns Frequency: #254
Rank popularity for the word 'future' in Adjectives Frequency: #147
The numerical value of future in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of future in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You have some of the future leadership in this room tonight, we have future presidents, future majority leaders, future leaders of our party.
Every one of us that have a subjective memory complaint will not have a future stroke, by no means is it a 100 percent connection between subjective memory complaints and future stroke.
Just like Noah, we've been given some information about what is going to happen in the future, and we can prepare for that future, or we can decide to dismiss the facts, what we decide to do will directly impact the future of our families and our communities. Me, I'm going to build a boat. Facts don't change based on my ability to stomach them.
The open hand is the opposite of a fist, a fist is violent; it means war, while a hand is open and reflects an openness to friendship and communication. We call it Touch Our Future because when you impact the life of an infant, you are actually touching a future that we won’t see. You are really having an impact on their (the infants’) future.
Today we can say again, in a loud and clear voice, the United States should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world, not under any future administration or in any future conflict, if that requires new legislation, then Congress should work with President Obama to quickly enact it, and it should not be an issue of partisan politics.
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Translations for future
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- бъдещ, бъдеще, бъдеще времеBulgarian
- dazont, amzer-da-zontBreton
- futurCatalan, Valencian
- budoucí, budoucnostCzech
- fremtidig, fremtidDanish
- Zukunft, Futur, zukünftigGerman
- μέλλον, μέλλων, μελλοντικόςGreek
- estonteco, estonto, futuroEsperanto
- futuro, porvenir, venideroSpanish
- آینده, آتیهPersian
- tulevaisuus, tulevaFinnish
- avenir, futurFrench
- àm ri teachdScottish Gaelic
- עתיד, עתידיHebrew
- jövő, jövő időHungarian
- ապագա, գալիքArmenian
- futur, futuroInterlingua
- masa depanIndonesian
- futuro, avvenireItalian
- 未来, 将来Japanese
- болашақ, келешекKazakh
- 장래, 미래, 未來Korean
- دواڕۆژ, پاشهڕۆژKurdish
- futurus, futureLatin
- ateitis, būsimasLithuanian
- nākotne, nākotnesLatvian
- muri, āmuaMāori
- masa depanMalay
- toekomst, toekomstigDutch
- framtidig, framtidNorwegian
- przyszłość, przyszłyPolish
- futuro, vindouroPortuguese
- avegnir, avagnir, futur, avigneirRomansh
- будущий, грядущее, будущееRussian
- budućnost, budući, будућностSerbo-Croatian
- ඉදිරියSinhala, Sinhalese
- prihodnji, prihodnost, bodočnostSlovene
- e ardhmeAlbanian
- భవిష్యత్తు, భవిష్య, భావిTelugu
- geljek, ýenekiTurkmen
- kinabukasan, hinaharapTagalog
- майбутній, майбутнєUkrainian
- مستقبل, بهوشیهUrdu
- tương lai, 將來Vietnamese
- fütür, fütürikVolapük
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