The indefinite time yet to come: will try to do better in the future. Something that will happen in time to come: "The future comes apace\u201d ( Shakespeare). A prospective or expected condition, especially one considered with regard to growth, advancement, or development: a business with no future. Business Commodities or stocks bought or sold upon agreement of delivery in time to come. Grammar The form of a verb used in speaking of action that has not yet occurred or of states not yet in existence. Grammar A verb form in the future tense. That is to be or to come; of or existing in later time.