Meaning of futurity


Pronunciation: (fy-toor'i-tē, -tyoor'-, -choor'-, -chûr'-), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. future time: Such discussion is better left to futurity.
  2. future generations; posterity: What will futurity say about this?
  3. the afterlife: the promise of eternal rest in futurity.
  4. a future state or condition; a future event, possibility, or prospect: We are concerned about the futurity of unsubsidized opera. His tactfulness remains more of a futurity than a reality.
  5. the quality of being future: the futurity of the end of the world.
  6. Also calleda race, usually for two-year-olds, in which the entrants are selected long before the race is run, sometimes before the birth of the foal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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