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English adjective: future

1. future yet to be or coming


SamplesSome future historian will evaluate him.


Similarapproaching, coming, early, emerging, forthcoming, future day, in store, prox, proximo, rising, upcoming


See alsoincoming, prospective


Attributetiming


Antonymspast, present

2. future effective in or looking toward the future


SamplesHe was preparing for future employment opportunities.


Similarprospective


Antonymsretrospective

3. future (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving


SamplesOur next president.


Synonymsnext, succeeding


Similarincoming


Antonymsoutgoing

4. future a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened


SamplesFuture auxiliary.


Domain categorygrammar


English noun: future

1. future (time) the time yet to come


Synonymsfuturity, hereafter, time to come


Broader (hypernym)time


Narrower (hyponym)by-and-by, kingdom come, manana, offing, tomorrow


Antonymspast, past times, yesteryear

2. future (communication) a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future


Synonymsfuture tense


Broader (hypernym)tense

3. future (artifact) bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date


Broader (hypernym)commodity, good, trade good


Narrower (hyponym)oil future, petroleum future, soybean future, wheat future









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