What does futurity mean?

Definitions for futurity
fyuˈtʊər ɪ ti, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtʃʊər-, -ˈtʃɜr-fu·tu·ri·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. future, hereafter, futurity, time to comenoun

    the time yet to come

  2. futuritynoun

    the quality of being in or of the future


  1. futuritynoun

    the future

  2. futuritynoun

    the state of being in the future.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Futuritynoun

    Etymology: from future.

    Not my service past, nor present sorrows,
    Nor purpos’d merit in futurity,
    Can ransom me. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    All futurities are naked before that All-seeing Eye, the sight of which is no more hindred by distance of time than the sight of an angel can be determined by distance of place. South.

    I will contrive some way to make it known to futurity, that I had your lordship for my patron. Jonathan Swift.

    This, great Amphiarus, lay hid from thee,
    Though skill’d in fate and dark futurity. Alexander Pope, Statius.

    It may be well reckoned among the bare possibilities, which never commence into a futurity; it requiring such a free, sedate and intent mind, as, it may be, is no where found but among the platonical ideas. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps. c. 10.


  1. futurity

    Futurity generally refers to the quality or state of being in the future, prospects or future events yet to happen. It can also refer to forward-looking or forward-thinking perspectives and attitudes toward future developments or possibilities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Futuritynoun

    state of being that is yet to come; future state

  2. Futuritynoun

    future time; time to come; the future

  3. Futuritynoun

    event to come; a future event

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of futurity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of futurity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of futurity in a Sentence

  1. William Blake:

    All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.

  2. Seán O'Casey:

    The military mind is indeed a menace. Old-fashioned futurity that sees only men fighting and dying in smoke and fire; hears nothing more civilized than a cannonade; scents nothing but the stink of battle-wounds and blood.

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    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    A arborolatry
    B whitewash
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