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Definitions of future

  1. ( grammar) a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened; " future auxiliary"
  2. bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date
  3. a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
  4. the time yet to come
  5. yet to be or coming; " some future historian will evaluate him"
  6. effective in or looking toward the future; " he was preparing for future employment opportunities"
  7. coming at a subsequent time or stage; " the future president entered college at the age of 16"; " awaiting future actions on the bill"; " later developments"; " without ulterior argument"
  8. a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened; " future auxiliary"
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. A future tense.
  12. The possibilities of the future; - used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great future before him.
  13. That will be hereafter.
  14. Time yet to come; tense in grammar denoting time yet to come.
  15. Time to come.
  16. About to be: that is to come: ( gram.) expressing what will be.
  17. That is to be or happen.
  18. That will be hereafter; pertaining to time to come.
  19. The time yet to come; that which is to be; prospect; outlook.
  20. That is to come.
  21. That is to come; that which is to exist.
  22. Time to come; a tense in grammar.

Usage examples for future

  1. Don't you know it's a question of your life, of your future? – Plays by August Strindberg, Second series by August Strindberg
  2. He desired nothing that was not fairly his own; but as his own he did regard her, and without her he did not know how to face the future of his life. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  3. What are they likely to bring in the future? – Three Things by Elinor Glyn
  4. And with a great future behind him. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  5. But his future wife had been ill too. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  6. Her mind ran back into the past and on into the future. – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
  7. There is no future for young people at home." – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  8. If I look into the future it is lost. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  9. First, my own future. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  10. The future husband or wife will be seen-? – Entertainments for Home, Church and School by Frederica Seeger
  11. But who can tell the future? – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  12. The building of the future has yet to be built. – The Arts and Crafts Movement by Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson
  13. But as to the future, brother . – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  14. No, they have a future, if they knew it, and we must tell them. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  15. They wept, while talking over the past, with new hopes before them of their future. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  16. But if anything were to go wrong in the future you'd think it was my- I shall think nothing of the kind. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  17. I know how you've felt the past week, but we've got to put it behind us and look forward to the future. – The Colonists by Raymond F. Jones
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