future vs hereafter what difference

what is difference between future and hereafter

English

Etymology

From Middle English future, futur, from Old French futur, from Latin futūrus, irregular future active participle of sum (I am), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to become, be). Cognate with Old English bēo (I become, I will be, I am). More at be. Displaced native Old English tōweard and Middle English afterhede (future, literally afterhood) in the given sense.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfjuːt͡ʃə/
  • (US) enPR: fyo͞o’chər, IPA(key): /ˈfjuːt͡ʃɚ/
  • Rhymes: -uːtʃə(ɹ)

Noun

future (countable and uncountable, plural futures)

  1. The time ahead; those moments yet to be experienced.
  2. Something that will happen in moments yet to come.
  3. Goodness in what is yet to come. Something to look forward to.
  4. The likely prospects for or fate of someone or something in time to come.
  5. (grammar) Verb tense used to talk about events that will happen in the future; future tense.
  6. (finance) Alternative form of futures
  7. (computing, programming) An object that retrieves the value of a promise.
  8. (sports) A minor-league prospect.

Usage notes

  • (finance): The one who agrees to, at a future date, sell the commodity is considered to be selling the future; the other buys it.
  • (finance): A non-standardized contract to buy and sell in the future is called forward or forward contract.

Synonyms

  • (time or moments yet to be experienced): to-come, toward (obsolete); see also Thesaurus:the future

Derived terms

Coordinate terms

  • (finance): forward

Translations

Adjective

future (not comparable)

  1. Having to do with or occurring in the future.
    • So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills, [] a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one’s dreams.

Synonyms

  • unborn; see also Thesaurus:future

Translations

Derived terms


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fy.tyʁ/
  • Homophones: futur, futurs, futures

Adjective

future

  1. feminine singular of futur

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ure

Adjective

future

  1. feminine plural of futuro

Latin

Participle

futūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of futūrus

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • futur, ffutur, futire

Etymology

Borrowed from Old French futur, from Latin futūrus, past participle of sum (cognate to Middle English been).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiu̯ˈtiu̯r/, /ˈfiu̯tur/, /ˈfiu̯tir/

Noun

future (plural futures)

  1. (rare) A future action or doing; that which happens in the future.
  2. (rare) The future; the time beyond the present.

Descendants

  • English: future
  • Scots: futur

References

  • “fūtūr(e, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-20.

Adjective

future

  1. Occurring after the present; future or upcoming.
  2. (rare, grammar) Having the future tense; grammatically marking futureness.

Descendants

  • English: future
  • Scots: futur

References

  • “fūtūr(e, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-20.

Norman

Adjective

future

  1. feminine singular of futur

Old French

Noun

future m (oblique plural futures, nominative singular futures, nominative plural future)

  1. (grammar) future (tense)


English

Etymology

From Old English hēræfter (in the aftertime; later on); equivalent to here +‎ after.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /hɪɹˈæftɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɪəˈɹɑːftə/
  • Hyphenation: here‧af‧ter

Adverb

hereafter (not comparable)

  1. (dated) In time to come; in some future time or state.
  2. From now on.
  3. Sequentially after this point (in time, in the writing constituting a document, in the movement along a path, etc.)

Synonyms

  • (in time to come): someday; see also Thesaurus:one day
  • (from now on): henceforth; henceforward; see also Thesaurus:henceforth
  • (sequentially after this point): followed by; see also Thesaurus:subsequently or Thesaurus:then

Translations

See also

  • Category:English pronominal adverbs

Noun

hereafter (countable and uncountable, plural hereafters)

  1. A future existence or state.
  2. Existence after death.

Synonyms

  • (a future state): aftertime; see also Thesaurus:the future
  • (existence after death): afterlife, eternal life; see also Thesaurus:life after death or Thesaurus:afterlife

Derived terms

  • sweet hereafter

Translations

Adjective

hereafter (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Future.

Synonyms

  • unborn; see also Thesaurus:future

See also

Anagrams

  • featherer

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