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Definition 1: bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date - [noun denoting artifact]

(future is a kind of ...) articles of commerce

(... is a kind of future ) petroleum bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date

(... is a kind of future ) soybeans bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date

(... is a kind of future ) wheat bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date

Definition 2: a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for future in the sense of this definition

(future is a kind of ...) a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

Definition 3: the time yet to come - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for future in the sense of this definition

(future is a kind of ...) the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

"he waited for along time" "it took some time before he got an answer" "time flies like an arrow"

(... is a kind of future ) the end of time

"you can wet the bed till kingdom come, for all I care"

(... is a kind of future ) an indefinite time in the future

"he'll get around to it in the sweet by-and-by"

(... is a kind of future ) the near or foreseeable future

"there was a wedding in the offing"

(... is a kind of future ) the near future

"tomorrow's world" "everyone hopes for a better tomorrow"

(... is a kind of future ) an indefinite time in the future

Definition 4: yet to be or coming - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where future or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • some future historian will evaluate him

(future is similar to ...) of the relatively near future

"the approaching election" "this coming Thursday" "the forthcoming holidays" "the upcoming spring fashions"

(future is similar to ...) yet to come

"a future-day Gibbon of Macaulay"

(future is similar to ...) expected in the near future

"look for an early end to the negotiations"

(future is similar to ...) coming to maturity

"the rising generation"

(future is similar to ...) in readiness; awaiting

"gave us a hint of the excitement that was in store for us"

(future is similar to ...) in or of the next month after the present

"scheduled for the 6th prox"

(means also ...) arriving at a place or position

"incoming class" "incoming mail"

(means also ...) of or concerned with or related to the future

"prospective earnings" "a prospective mother" "a prospective bride" "the statute is solely prospective in operation"

(... are attributes of future) the time when something happens

Definition 5: a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where future or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • future auxiliary

(future belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 6: (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where future or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our next president

Synonyms for future in the sense of this definition

(future is similar to ...) arriving at a place or position

"incoming class" "incoming mail"

Definition 7: effective in or looking toward the future - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where future or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was preparing for future employment opportunities

(future is similar to ...) of or concerned with or related to the future

"prospective earnings" "a prospective mother" "a prospective bride" "the statute is solely prospective in operation"

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