|a.||1.||That is to be or come hereafter; that will exist at any time after the present; |
|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.|
|2.||The possibilities of the future; - used especially of prospective success or advancement; |
|3.||(Gram.) A future tense.|
|Noun||1.||future - the time yet to come|
|2.||future - a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future|
Synonyms: future tense
|3.||future - bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date|
|Adj.||1.||future - yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him"|
past - earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
present - temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
|2.||future - effective in or looking toward the future; "he was preparing for future employment opportunities"|
|3.||future - 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"|
|4.||future - (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; "our next president"|
|5.||future - a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened; "future auxiliary"|