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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Future  \Fu"ture\  (?;  135),  a.  [F.  futur,  L.  futurus  used  as 
  fut.  p.  of  esse  to  be  but  from  the  same  root  as  E.  be  See 
  {Be},  v.  i.] 
  That  is  to  be  or  come  hereafter;  that  will  exist  at  any  time 
  after  the  present;  as  the  next  moment  is  future,  to  the 
  present. 
 
  {Future  tense}  (Gram.),  the  tense  or  modification  of  a  verb 
  which  expresses  a  future  act  or  event. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Future  \Fu"ture\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  futur.  See  {Future},  a.] 
  1.  Time  to  come  time  subsequent  to  the  present  (as,  the 
  future  shall  be  as  the  present);  collectively,  events  that 
  are  to  happen  in  time  to  come  ``Lay  the  future  open.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  possibilities  of  the  future;  --  used  especially  of 
  prospective  success  or  advancement;  as  he  had  great 
  future  before  him 
 
  3.  (Gram.)  A  future  tense. 
 
  {To  deal  in  futures},  to  speculate  on  the  future  values  of 
  merchandise  or  stocks.  [Brokers'  cant] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  future 
  adj  1:  yet  to  be  or  coming;  "some  future  historian  will  evaluate 
  him"  [ant:  {past},  {present(a)}] 
  2:  effective  in  or  looking  toward  the  future;  "he  was  preparing 
  for  future  employment  opportunities" 
  3:  coming  at  a  subsequent  time  or  stage;  "the  future  president 
  entered  college  at  the  age  of  16";  "awaiting  future 
  actions  on  the  bill";  "later  developments";  "without 
  ulterior  argument"  [syn:  {future(a)},  {later(a)},  {ulterior}] 
  4:  (of  elected  officers)  elected  but  not  yet  serving;  "our  next 
  president"  [syn:  {future(a)},  {next},  {succeeding(a)}] 
  5:  (grammar)  a  verb  tense  or  other  formation  referring  to 
  events  or  states  that  have  not  yet  happened;  "future 
  auxiliary" 
  n  1:  the  time  yet  to  come  [syn:  {hereafter},  {futurity},  {time  to 
  come}]  [ant:  {past}] 
  2:  a  verb  tense  that  expresses  actions  or  states  in  the  future 
  [syn:  {future  tense}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FUTURE,  n.  That  period  of  time  in  which  our  affairs  prosper,  our 
  friends  are  true  and  our  happiness  is  assured. 
 
 
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