Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Relating to the future - thesaurus

Synonyms

future

adjective

expected to exist or happen during the time following the present time

potential

noun

the possibility to develop or achieve something in the future

prospect

noun

something that you expect or know is going to happen in the future, or the thought of this

promise

noun

signs that someone or something is likely to be successful in the future

futuristic

adjective

dealing with events in the future

in (the) future

from the present time continuing forwards in time

what the future holds

what is likely to happen in the future

the best/worst is yet to come

the best or worst thing has not happened yet

tomorrow is another day

used when something bad has happened for saying that it is possible that the future will be better

history will show/record/judge etc

used for talking about the way that someone or something will be remembered or considered in the future

Show me more
Show me less

More synonyms

future

adjective

used about situations or events in the future

future

adjective

used about someone’s existence or development in the future

in front of someone

used for saying what is going to happen to you in the future

-to-be

suffix

used after some nouns to describe the person that someone will soon be or the position that they will soon have

BuzzWord

hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play