Meaning of future

fu•ture

Pronunciation: (fy'chur), [key]
— n.
  1. time that is to be or come hereafter.
  2. something that will exist or happen in time to come: The future is rooted in the past.
  3. a condition, esp. of success or failure, to come: Some people believe a gypsy can tell you your future.
    1. the future tense.
    2. another future formation or construction.
    3. a form in the future, as He will come.
  4. Usually,speculative purchases or sales of commodities for future receipt or delivery.
—adj.
  1. that is to be or come hereafter: future events; on some future day.
  2. pertaining to or connected with time to come: one's future prospects; future plans.
  3. noting or pertaining to a tense or other verb formation or construction that refers to events or states in time to come.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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