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. ( of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; " our next president"
  8. 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"
  9. a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened; " future auxiliary"
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A future tense.
  13. The possibilities of the future; - used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great future before him.
  14. The prediction or projection of the nature of future problems or existing conditions based upon the extrapolation or interpretation of existing scientific data or by the application of scientific methodology.
  15. That will be hereafter.
  16. Time yet to come; tense in grammar denoting time yet to come.
  17. Time to come.
  18. About to be: that is to come: ( gram.) expressing what will be.
  19. That is to be or happen.
  20. That will be hereafter; pertaining to time to come.
  21. The time yet to come; that which is to be; prospect; outlook.
  22. That is to come.
  23. That is to come; that which is to exist.
  24. Time to come; a tense in grammar.

Usage examples for future

  1. But his future wife had been ill too. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  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. Don't you know it's a question of your life, of your future? – Plays by August Strindberg, Second series by August Strindberg
  4. If I look into the future it is lost. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  5. First, my own future. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  6. 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
  7. And with a great future behind him. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  8. Then Betty laughed through her tears, and they kissed again, and then proceeded to settle all their future to Richard's heart's content. – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. There is no future for young people at home." – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  10. What are they likely to bring in the future? – Three Things by Elinor Glyn
  11. Her life was in the past and in the future. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  12. But as to the future, brother . – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  13. 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
  14. Well we will leave the future to decide this question. – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  15. No, they have a future, if they knew it, and we must tell them. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  16. The future husband or wife will be seen-? – Entertainments for Home, Church and School by Frederica Seeger
  17. But who can tell the future? – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  18. Her mind ran back into the past and on into the future. – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
  19. 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
  20. The building of the future has yet to be built. – The Arts and Crafts Movement by Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson