- The definition of future is something that is going to happen.
An example of future is a description for the kids you are going to have.
- The future is defined as a time that is after the present, which has not yet occurred.
An example of the future is tomorrow, a month from now or 100 years from now.
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- that is to be or come; of days, months, or years ahead
- Gram. indicating time to come: the future tense of a verb
Origin: Middle English futur ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin futurus, about to be, used as future participle, paricipial of esse, to be
- the time that is to come; days, months, or years ahead
- what will happen; what is going to be: to seek to foretell the future
- the prospective or potential condition of a person or thing; esp., the chance to achieve, succeed, etc.: to have a great future in politics
- a contract for a specific commodity bought or sold for delivery at a later date
- the future tense
- a verb form or phrase in this tense
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- The indefinite time yet to come: will try to do better in the future.
- Something that will happen in time to come: “The future comes apace” (Shakespeare).
- A prospective or expected condition, especially one considered with regard to growth, advancement, or development: a business with no future.
- futures Business Commodities or stocks bought or sold upon agreement of delivery in time to come.
- Grammar a. The form of a verb used in speaking of action that has not yet occurred or of states not yet in existence.b. A verb form in the future tense.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French futur, from Latin futūrus, about to be; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.