future

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[fu·ture]

A time that hasn’t happened yet is the future. You're reading this in the present, and what you read by clicking on the link for the next screen will happen in the future, i.e., in the time ahead.

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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.

Noun
bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date

Noun
a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future

Noun
the time yet to come

Adjective
yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him"

Adjective S.
effective in or looking toward the future; "he was preparing for future employment opportunities"

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Adjective
a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened; "future auxiliary"


v. i.
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.

a.
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.

a.
The possibilities of the future; -- used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great future before him.

a.
A future tense.


Future

Fu"ture , a. [F. futur, L. futurus, used as fut. p. of esse to be, but from the same root as E. be. See Be, v. i.] 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. Future tense (Gram.), the tense or modification of a verb which expresses a future act or event.

Future

Fu"ture , n. [Cf. F. futur. See Future, a.] 1. 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. 2. The possibilities of the future; -- used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great future before him. 3. (Gram.) A future tense. To deal in futures, to speculate on the future values of merchandise or stocks. [Brokers' cant]

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.

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Usage Examples

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.

A lot of people, including business leaders, think the future belongs to China. Globalization is not a zero-sum game, but we need to hone our skills to stay in play.

A good education is that which prepares us for our future sphere of action and makes us contented with that situation in life in which God, in his infinite mercy, has seen fit to place us, to be perfectly resigned to our lot in life, whatever it may be.

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.

A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A coldly rationalist individualist can deny that he has any obligation to make sacrifices for the future.

A globalized world is by now a familiar fact of life. Building walls or moats may sound appealing, but the future belongs to those who tend to their people and then boldly engage the rest of the world, near and far.

A lost election can have the jolt of a drop through the gallows door, leading to a dark night of the soul in which the future presses down like a cloud that will never lift.

A government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation.

A healthy vision of the future is not possible without an accurate knowledge of the past.

'Robopocalypse' explores the intertwined fates of regular people who face a future filled with murderous machines. It follows them as humanity foments the robot uprising, fails to recognize the coming storm, and then is rocked to the core by methodical, crippling attacks.

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