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future

fu·ture

future

 
 
pronunciation:
fyu chr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: time that is yet to come.
Perhaps humans will live on other planets in the future.
antonyms:
past
similar words:
hereafter
definition 2: one's life or existence in the time to come, or those things which will ultimately occur.
You need to start thinking about your future.I'm worried about my future.Do you really think she can predict the future?
similar words:
anticipation, consequence, eventuality, expectation, hope, likelihood, outcome, probability, projection
definition 3: a particular condition, esp. of success or failure, in the time yet to come.
I wished them a prosperous future.
synonyms:
expectations, outcome, outlook, prospect
similar words:
fate, opportunity
definition 4: in grammar, a verb tense indicating action or state in the time yet to come.
In French, "sera" is the future of the verb "to be" for the third person singular.
definition 5: (usu. pl.) contracts for commodities or stocks that are to be delivered in a future time.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or taking place in the time yet to come.
Do you think they are prepared for future earthquakes?He is said to have predicted these future events.
synonyms:
anticipated, expected, prospective
antonyms:
back, past
similar words:
coming, eventual, imminent, impending, likely, pending, probable, projected, succeeding
definition 2: in grammar, designating a verb tense that indicates action in the time yet to come.
We're studying the future tense in Spanish now.
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derivation: futureless (adj.)