Meaning of “future” - Learner’s Dictionary

future

noun us uk /ˈfjuːtʃər/
Extra Examples
What are your hopes and dreams for the future?Many teenagers do not feel hopeful about the future.Space travel may become very common in the near future.In the future, many tasks will be performed by robots.Prices will remain high for the foreseeable future.
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.

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.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN [ C ]

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)