English - Etymology
From Old French futur, from Latin futūrus, irregular future active participle of sum (“I am”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhū-, *bʰew- (“to become, be”). Cognate with Old English bēo (“I become, I will be, I am”). More at be. Displaced native Old English toweard in the given sense.
English - Pronunciation
English - Noun
- The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.
- Something that will happen in moments yet to come.
- Goodness in what is yet to come/Something to look forward to.
- (grammar) Verb tense used to talk about events that will happen in the future; future tense.
- (finance) A standardized, tradable agreement between two parties that one will sell and the other will buy a specific commodity at a specific later date and a specific price.
- (finance): The one who agrees to, at a future date, sell the commodity is considered to be selling the future; the other buys it.
- (finance): A non-standardized contract to buy and sell in future is called forward or forward contract.
English - Adjective
Having to do with or occurring in the future.
- 1908, W. B. M. Ferguson, Zollenstein, chapterIV: