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"

Related terms: prospective
4. [ adjective ] coming at a subsequent time or stage
Synonyms: later ulterior

"the future president entered college at the age of 16" "awaiting future actions on the bill" "later developments" "without ulterior argument"

Related terms: subsequent
5. [ adjective ] (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving
Synonyms: next succeeding

"our next president"

Related terms: incoming
6. [ noun ] (grammar) a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
Synonyms: future_tense
Related terms: tense
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

"future auxiliary"

Related terms: grammar