Pronunciation: (fyOO'chur),[key] —n. 1. time that is to be or come hereafter.
2. something that will exist or happen in time to come: The future is rooted in the past. 3. a condition, esp. of success or failure, to come: Some people believe a gypsy can tell you your future. 4. Gram. a. the future tense.
b. another future formation or construction.
c. a form in the future, as He will come. 5. Usually, futures. speculative purchases or sales of commodities for future receipt or delivery.
—adj. 1. that is to be or come hereafter: future events; on some future day. 2. pertaining to or connected with time to come: one's future prospects; future plans. 3. Gram.noting or pertaining to a tense or other verb formation or construction that refers to events or states in time to come.