Meaning of FUTURE in English


Function: noun

Date: 15th century

1 a : time that is to come b : what is going to happen

2 : an expectation of advancement or progressive development

3 : something (as a bulk commodity) bought for future acceptance or sold for future delivery ― usually used in plural <grain future s >

4 a : the future tense of a language b : a verb form in the future tense

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.