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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fu•ture /ˈfyutʃɚ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. time that is to be or come hereafter:[countable;  singular;the + ~]some day in the future.
  2. [countable;  singular;
    the + ~]
    something that will exist or happen in time to come.
  3. events yet to happen:[countable]to predict the future.
  4. Grammar[the + ~]
    • the future tense.
    • a verb form or construction in the future tense.
  5. BusinessUsually,  futures. [plural] commodities bought and sold to make a profit and intended for future delivery.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. being or coming hereafter:future events.
  2. Grammarof, relating to, or being a verb tense, form, or construction that refers to events or states in time to come.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fu•ture  (fyo̅o̅chər),USA pronunciation n. 
  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, esp. of success or failure, to come:Some people believe a gypsy can tell you your future.
  4. Grammar
    • the future tense.
    • another future formation or construction.
    • Grammara form in the future, as He will come.
  5. Communications, BusinessUsually,  futures. speculative purchases or sales of commodities for future receipt or delivery.

  1. that is to be or come hereafter:future events; on some future day.
  2. pertaining to or connected with time to come:one's future prospects; future plans.
  3. Grammarnoting or pertaining to a tense or other verb formation or construction that refers to events or states in time to come.
  • Latin fūtūrus about to be (future participle of esse to be)
  • Middle English futur Anglo-French, Old French 1325–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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. a tense of verbs used when the action or event described is to occur after the time of utterance
  6. a verb in this tense
  7. in futurefrom now on; henceforth
  1. that is yet to come or be
  2. of or expressing time yet to come
  3. (prenominal) destined to become
  4. in or denoting the future as a tense of verbs

See also futuresEtymology: 14th Century: from Latin fūtūrus about to be, from esse to be

ˈfutureless adj

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