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future

noun [C/U]  /ˈfju·tʃər/ us  

future noun [C/U] (TIME)

time which is to come, or something that will happen or exist later: [U] What are your plans for the future? [U] We hope to buy a house in the foreseeable future. [C] He faces an uncertain future. [U] I really don’t expect any change in the near future. I’ll be sure to observe the speed limit in the future (= the next time).

future noun [C/U] (CONDITION)

the conditions for success: [U] In 1903, Ford realized that the future of automobiles lay in making them faster and cheaper. [C usually sing] Candidates always promise a brighter future for Americans.

future

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈfju·tʃər/ us  

future adjective [not gradable] (GRAMMAR)

grammar having the tense of the verb used to describe actions, events, or states that will happen or exist later: In the sentence, "Who will look after the dog?", the phrase "will look" is in the future tense.

future adjective [not gradable] (TIME)

happening or existing later or in the future: She was aware that her writings might speak to future generations of African Americans.
Translations of “future”
in Korean 장래…
in Arabic مُسْتَقْبَل…
in French avenir, futur…
in Turkish gelecek, istikbal, geleceği…
in Italian futuro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 將來, 將來的事, 前途…
in Russian будущее, перспективы…
in Polish przyszłość…
in Spanish futuro…
in Portuguese futuro…
in German die Zukunft, (zu-)künftig…
in Catalan futur…
in Japanese 将来…
in Chinese (Simplified) 将来, 将来的事, 前途…
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