Meaning of “future” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈfjuːtʃər/
the future

B1 the time that is to come:

He likes to plan for the future.
They hope to get married in the near future (= soon).

A2 In grammar, the future is the form of the verb used to talk about something that will happen.

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in future UK mainly US in the future

B1 beginning from now:

In future, I'll be more careful about who I lend my bike to.

B2 what will happen to someone or something in the time that is to come:

We need to discuss the future of the company.
SUCCESS [ U, no plural ]

B1 the chance of continuing to exist or succeed:

She's got a very promising future ahead of her.

(Definition of “future noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)