Futures



[fyoo-cher] /ˈfyu tʃər/

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.

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.
/ˈfjuːtʃəz/
plural noun
1.

/ˈfjuːtʃə/
noun
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)

6.
in future, from now on; henceforth
adjective
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
n.

“goods sold on agreement for future delivery,” 1880; see future.
adj.

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.

A contract to buy or sell a specified amount of a commodity or financial instrument at an agreed price at a set date in the future. If the price for the commodity or financial instrument rises between the contract date and the future date, the investor will make money; if it declines, the investor will lose money. The term also refers to the market for such contracts.
see: in the near future

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