Hypertext Webster Gateway: "future"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

{Future tense} (Gram.), the tense or modification of a verb
which expresses a future act or event.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Future \Fu"ture\, n. [Cf. F. futur. See {Future}, a.]
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.''

2. The possibilities of the future; -- used especially of
prospective success or advancement; as, he had great
future before him.

3. (Gram.) A future tense.

{To deal in futures}, to speculate on the future values of
merchandise or stocks. [Brokers' cant]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate
him" [ant: {past}, {present(a)}]
2: effective in or looking toward the future; "he was preparing
for future employment opportunities"
3: 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" [syn: {future(a)}, {later(a)}, {ulterior}]
4: (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; "our next
president" [syn: {future(a)}, {next}, {succeeding(a)}]
5: (grammar) a verb tense or other formation referring to
events or states that have not yet happened; "future
n 1: the time yet to come [syn: {hereafter}, {futurity}, {time to
come}] [ant: {past}]
2: a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
[syn: {future tense}]
3: bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for
delivery at a specified future date

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