[fyoo-cher] /ˈfyu tʃər/
time that is to be or come hereafter.
something that will exist or happen in time to come:
The future is rooted in the past.
a condition, especially of success or failure, to come:
Some people believe a gypsy can tell you your future.
Usually, futures. speculative purchases or sales of commodities for future receipt or delivery.
that is to be or come hereafter:
future events; on some future day.
pertaining to or connected with time to come:
one’s future prospects; future plans.
Grammar. noting or pertaining to a tense or other verb formation or construction that refers to events or states in time to come.
the time yet to come
undetermined events that will occur in that time
the condition of a person or thing at a later date: the future of the school is undecided
likelihood of later improvement or advancement: he has a future as a singer
in future, from now on; henceforth
that is yet to come or be
of or expressing time yet to come
(prenominal) destined to become: a future president
(grammar) in or denoting the future as a tense of verbs
late 14c., from Old French futur, from Latin futurus “going to be, yet to be,” as a noun, “the future,” irregular suppletive future participle of esse “to be,” from PIE *bheue- (see be). The English noun (late 14c.) is modeled on Latin futura, neuter plural of futurus.
see: in the near future
language A BASIC compiler for the Macintosh. (http://stazsoftware.com/futurebasic/). [Summary? Version?] (2002-08-28)
- Future date testing
testing The process of setting a computer’s date to a future date to test a program’s (expected or unexpected) date sensitivity. Future date testing only shows the effects of dates on the computer(s) under scrutiny, it does not take into account knock-on effects of dates on other connected systems. (2000-09-11)
noun 1. a member of the Future Farmers of America.
noun 1. a national organization of high-school students studying vocational agriculture. Abbreviation: FFA.