future Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the time yet to come
time to come; futurity; hereafter.
noun a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
noun bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date
adjective yet to be or coming
- some future historian will evaluate him
adjective satellite effective in or looking toward the future
- he was preparing for future employment opportunities
adjective satellite (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving
- our next president
adjective a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened
- future auxiliary
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
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."Lay the future open." Shak.
The possibilities of the future; -- used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great. futurebefore him
(Gram.) A future tense.