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 present.

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


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Fu"ture (?), n. [Cf. F. futur. See Future, a.]


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."



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]


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