future
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfjuːt͡ʃə/
  • (America) enPR: fyo͞o'chər, IPA: /ˈfjuːt͡ʃɚ/
Noun

future

  1. The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.
  2. Something that will happen in moments yet to come.
  3. Goodness in what is yet to come. Something to look forward to.
    There is no future in dwelling on the past.
  4. The likely prospects for or fate of someone or something in time to come.
  5. (grammar) Verb tense used to talk about events that will happen in the future; future tense.
  6. (finance) Alternative form of futures
  7. (computing, programming) An object that retrieves the value of a promise.
  8. (sports) A minor-league prospect.
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  • German: Future
  • Russian: фью́черс
Adjective

future (not comparable)

  1. Having to do with or occurring in the future.
    Future generations will either laugh or cry at our stupidity.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803 ↗:
      So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills, […] a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
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