Definitions for future
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word future.
future, hereafter, futurity, time to comenoun
the time yet to come
future, future tensenoun
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)adjective
(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.
Etymology: From futurus, irregular future active participle of sum, from bhū-. Cognate with beo. More at be.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
That which will be hereafter; to come: as, the future state.
Etymology: futurus, Latin; futur, French.
Glory they sung to the most High! good will
To future men, and in their dwellings peace. John Milton, P. L.
He sows the teeth at Pallas’s command,
And flings the future people from his hand. Joseph Addison, Ovid.
Time to come; somewhat to happen hereafter.
Etymology: from the adjective.
Thy letters have transported me beyond
This ign’rant present time; and I feel now
The future in the instant. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
The mind, once jaded, by an attempt above its power, either is disabled for the future, or else checks at any vigorous undertaking ever after. John Locke.
The future is the time after the past and 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 forever, or temporary, meaning that it will end. In the Occidental view, which uses a linear conception of time, the future is the portion of the projected timeline that is anticipated to occur. In special relativity, the future is considered absolute future, or the future light cone.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. Future studies, or futurology, is the science, art, and practice of postulating possible futures. Modern practitioners stress the importance of alternative and plural futures, rather than one monolithic future, and the limitations of prediction and probability, versus the creation of possible and preferable futures. Predeterminism is the belief that the past, present, and future have been already decided. The concept of the future has been explored extensively in cultural production, including art movements and genres devoted entirely to its elucidation, such as the 20th-century movement futurism.
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
Etymology: [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.]
A moment of known time.
The future is easily created from the present.
Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'future' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #694
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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
This is an important moment to make significant progress on the transition to a clean energy future.
We want to make sure we have that stable footing so we can build a viable business in the future.
Route 2 is closed for the foreseeable future. The scene is pretty large and there's a lot of work to be done, i don't know that I have ever seen a crash with this much loss of life. It was a pretty significant accident.
The big difference in valuations obviously matters in terms of your likelihood of outperforming in the future.
Electronic consciousness and the transhuman revolution renders infinite possibilities for the future as man merges with machines. This is an exhilarating time to be alive!
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- 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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