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

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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. Richie Merzian:

    Our findings are not a projection of what we may see in the future, it's happening right now.

  2. Robert Murray:

    Although a bankruptcy filing is not an easy decision, it became necessary to access liquidity and best position Murray Energy and its affiliates for the future of our employees and customers and our long-term success.

  3. John Elway:

    The bottom line is we want Peyton Manning back and it's going to come down to what Peyton Manning wants to do, i did have a great conversation with Peyton( on Monday). We talked about the game. I said,' The last thing we're going to do at this point in time, having been through what you've been through, is talk about your future.' .

  4. Chief Executive Vittorio Colao:

    The real thing that Europe needs is fibre and open fibre, ideally access to dark fibre, so you can all compete on the same grounds, and that is also future proof, there is a clear agenda on the part of these companies to undo 30 years of customer choice, re-establish their former monopolies and make it very difficult for other players to compete.

  5. Tom Steyer:

    I've spent over a decade fighting oil companies and beating them at the ballot box. I've led the charge for clean energy across the country at the ballot box, i've worked to stop pipelines. I've worked to stop fossil fuel plants. We're talking about the future, but you can look at my history and know that this is something that is an absolutely top priority for me.

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