|1.||[ noun ] the time yet to come|
|Synonyms:||futurity time_to_come hereafter|
|Related terms:||past time tomorrow offing kingdom_come millennium by-and-by|
|2.||[ adjective ] yet to be or coming|
"some future historian will evaluate him"
|Related terms:||present past approaching prospective in_store coming proximo early emerging prospective incoming timing|
|3.||[ adjective ] effective in or looking toward the future|
"he was preparing for future employment opportunities"
|4.||[ adjective ] coming at a subsequent time or stage|
"the future president entered college at the age of 16" "awaiting future actions on the bill" "later developments" "without ulterior argument"
|5.||[ adjective ] (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving|
"our next president"
|6.||[ noun ] (grammar) a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future|
|7.||[ noun ] bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date|
|Related terms:||commodity wheat_future soybean_future oil_future|
|8.||[ adjective ] (grammar) a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened|