What does future mean?

Definitions for future
ˈfyu tʃərfu·ture

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. future(Noun)

    The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.

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

  2. future(Noun)

    Something that will happen in moments yet to come.

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

  3. future(Noun)

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

    There is no future in dwelling on the past.

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

  4. future(Noun)

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

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

  5. future(Noun)

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

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

  6. future(Adjective)

    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.

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  3. Future(adj)

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

    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.]

  4. Future(adj)

    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.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Future

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. future

    A moment of known time.

    The future is easily created from the present.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce future?

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How to say future in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of future in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of future in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of future in a Sentence

  1. The Missouri Supreme Court:

    To help restore public trust and confidence in the Ferguson municipal court division, the Supreme Court of Missouri today transferred Judge Roy L. Richter of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, to the St. Louis County Circuit Court, where he will be assigned to hear all of Ferguson's pending and future municipal division cases, extraordinary action is warranted in Ferguson, but the court also is examining reforms that are needed on a statewide basis.

  2. Sam Radwan:

    There is no doubt that awareness for insurance will significantly increase in the near future, customers will be more understanding of the need to buy these products as opposed to in the past when my clients had a very difficult time convincing customers to buy these products and the net result was acquisition costs were very high.

  3. Hai Ning Liang:

    The elderly will represent a significant group of technology users in the future.

  4. Nicole Kidman:

    When you reliquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.

  5. Lorne Baring:

    The CDS (credit default swap) market is indicating a future financial stress for bond holders in the banking sector. There are concerns that the banking sector is under-capitalised in Europe and credit conditions are sub-optimal, and when combined that with the global macro backdrop, with Chinese growth slowing down, there is a natural impact of it around the world and the banking sector is bearing the brunt. There could be a wave of defaults in the energy sector and that will damage the balance sheet of the banking sector.

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