Meaning of FUTURE in English

I. ˈfyü-chər adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin futurus about to be — more at be

Date: 14th century

1. : that is to be ; specifically : 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 future wife

II. noun

Date: 15th century


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


a. : the future tense of a language

b. : a verb form in the future tense

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.