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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
future (adjective)
1.
that is to be , specifically existing after death
2.
of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come
3.
existing or occurring at a later time - met his future wife
future (noun)
1.
a) time that is to come
b) what is going to happen
2.
an expectation of advancement or progressive development
3.
something (as a bulk commodity) bought for future acceptance or sold for future delivery - usually used in plural grain futures
4.
a) the future tense of a language
b) a verb form in the future tense
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
future (adjective)
of a time after the present
SYNONIMS:
coming, unborn
RELATED WORDS:
approaching, forthcoming, imminent, impending, nearing, oncoming, pending, upcoming; after, ensuing, later, posterior, subsequent; anticipated, awaited, expected, planned, predicted, projected, prospective; eventual, final, last, ulterior, ultimate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ancient, olden; antecedent, anterior, precedent, preceding, previous, prior
bygone, past
future (noun)
1.
time that is to come
SYNONIMS:
by-and-by, futurity, hereafter, offing, tomorrow
RELATED WORDS:
eventuality, finality; posterity
NEAR ANTONYMS:
yesterday, yesteryear; antiquity, old, yore; moment, now, present, today
past
future (noun)
2.
what is going to happen to someone in the time ahead
SYNONIMS:
future
RELATED WORDS:
circumstance, destiny, doom, fate, hap, kismet, lot, portion; futurities, outlook, prospect
NEAR ANTONYMS:
present
past
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