[fu.ture] adj [ME, fr. MF & L; MF futur, fr. L futurus about to be--more at be] (14c) 1: that is to be; specif: existing after death
2: of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come
3: existing or occurring at a later time "met his ~ wife"
future n (15c) 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--usu. used in pl. "grain ~s"
4. a: the future tense of a language b: a verb form in the future tense