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Noun: future  fyoo-chu(r)
  1. The time yet to come
    - hereafter, futurity, time to come
  2. A verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
    - future tense
  3. Bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date
Adjective: future  fyoo-chu(r)
  1. Yet to be or coming
    "some future historian will evaluate him"
  2. Effective in or looking toward the future
    "he was preparing for future employment opportunities"
  3. (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving
    "our future president";
    - next, succeeding
  4. (grammar) a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened
    "future auxiliary"

Derived forms: futures

See also: approaching, coming, early, emerging, forthcoming, future-day, in store, incoming, prospective, prox, proximo, rising, timing, upcoming

Type of: commodity, good, tense, time, trade good

Antonym: past, present

Encyclopedia: Future