From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe futurethe futureFUTURE a) the time after the present What are your plans for the future? It may be useful at some time in the future. b) technicalSLG the form of a verb that shows that something will happen or exist at a later time. In the sentence, ‘I will leave tomorrow, ’ the verb is in the future. → future
Examples from the Corpusthe future• We agreed to consider the matter again at a future date.• As for the future, Tucker said she intends to take a well-deserved break before deciding what to do next.• We need to provide boys and girls with career opportunities for the future.• Ellen's finishing college soon but she doesn't really have any plans for the future.• Buckley won't make plans for the future until the charges are dropped.• The car of the future may run on solar-powered batteries.