the future › the time which is to come: He likes to plan for the future. They hope to get married in the near future (= soon). › In grammar, the future is the form of the verb used to talk about something that will happen.
in future UK (mainly US in the future) › beginning from now: In future, I'll be more careful about who I lend my bike to.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN [C] › what will happen to someone or something in the time which is to come: We need to discuss the future of the company. SUCCESS [U, no plural] › the chance of continuing to exist or succeed: She's got a very promising future ahead of her.