future [-s] n

OFr. and Fr. < L. futūrus, from esse, to be.

  1. Hereafter; later being; expected existence; time to come; [personification] newly evolving self.
  2. End; fate; destiny; destination; terminus.
  3. Upcoming season; cyclical state of being; [fig.] inheritance; residence; familiar dwelling place.

future adj


  1. Coming; subsequent; expected; that will be; succeeding the present.