future


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Future \Fu"ture\ (?; 135), a. [F. futur, L. futurus, used as
   fut. p. of esse to be, but from the same root as E. be. See
   Be, v. i.]
   That is to be or come hereafter; that will exist at any time
   after the present; as, the next moment is future, to the
   present.
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   Future tense (Gram.), the tense or modification of a verb
      which expresses a future act or event.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Future \Fu"ture\, n. [Cf. F. futur. See Future, a.]
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   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. "Lay the future open."
      --Shak.
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   2. The possibilities of the future; -- used especially of
      prospective success or advancement; as, he had great
      future before him.
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   3. (Gram.) A future tense.
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   To deal in futures, to speculate on the future values of
      merchandise or stocks. [Brokers' cant]
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