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future

[fyoo-cher]
noun
1.
time that is to be or come hereafter.
2.
something that will exist or happen in time to come: The future is rooted in the past.
3.
a condition, especially of success or failure, to come: Some people believe a gypsy can tell you your future.
4.
Grammar.
a.
the future tense.
b.
another future formation or construction.
c.
a form in the future, as He will come.
5.
Usually, futures. speculative purchases or sales of commodities for future receipt or delivery.
adjective
6.
that is to be or come hereafter: future events; on some future day.
7.
pertaining to or connected with time to come: one's future prospects; future plans.
8.
Grammar. noting or pertaining to a tense or other verb formation or construction that refers to events or states in time to come.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English futur Anglo-French, Old French < Latin fūtūrus about to be (future participle of esse to be)

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future (ˈfjuːtʃə)
 
n
1.  the time yet to come
2.  undetermined events that will occur in that time
3.  the condition of a person or thing at a later date: the future of the school is undecided
4.  likelihood of later improvement or advancement: he has a future as a singer
5.  grammar
 a.  a tense of verbs used when the action or event described is to occur after the time of utterance
 b.  a verb in this tense
6.  in future from now on; henceforth
 
adj
7.  that is yet to come or be
8.  of or expressing time yet to come
9.  (prenominal) destined to become: a future president
10.  grammar in or denoting the future as a tense of verbs
 
[C14: from Latin fūtūrus about to be, from esse to be]
 
'futureless
 
adj

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future
late 14c., from O.Fr. futur, from L. futurus "about to be," irregular suppletive future participle of esse "to be." The noun is modeled on L. futura, neut. plural of futurus.
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