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1    the time yet to come  
2    undetermined events that will occur in that time  
3    the condition of a person or thing at a later date  
the future of the school is undecided     
4    likelihood of later improvement or advancement  
he has a future as a singer     
5      (Grammar)  
a    a tense of verbs used when the action or event described is to occur after the time of utterance  
b    a verb in this tense  
6    in future   from now on; henceforth  
7    that is yet to come or be  
8    of or expressing time yet to come  
9    prenominal   destined to become  
a future president     
10      (Grammar)   in or denoting the future as a tense of verbs,   (See also)        futures  
     (C14: from Latin futurus about to be, from esse to be)  
  futureless      adj  

future life  
      n   a life after death; afterlife  
future perfect     (Grammar)  
1    denoting a tense of verbs describing an action that will have been performed by a certain time. In English this is formed with will have or shall have plus the past participle  
a    the future perfect tense  
b    a verb in this tense  
future value  
      n   the value that a sum of money invested at compound interest will have after a specified period  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


      n   expectation, hereafter, outlook, prospect, time to come  
      adj   approaching, coming, destined, eventual, expected, fated, forthcoming, impending, in the offing, later, prospective, subsequent, to be, to come, ultimate, unborn  
,       adj   bygone, erstwhile, ex-, former, late, past, preceding, previous, quondam  

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