Definition 2024





futūrus m (feminine futūra, neuter futūrum); first/second declension

  1. about to be, about to exist
  2. (grammar) future
  3. Future active participle of sum (I am).


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative futūrus futūra futūrum futūrī futūrae futūra
genitive futūrī futūrae futūrī futūrōrum futūrārum futūrōrum
dative futūrō futūrō futūrīs
accusative futūrum futūram futūrum futūrōs futūrās futūra
ablative futūrō futūrā futūrō futūrīs
vocative futūre futūra futūrum futūrī futūrae futūra



  • futurus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • futurus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “futurus”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • for the future: in posterum; in futurum
    • to foresee the future: futura providere (not praevidere)
    • to foresee the far distant future: futura or casus futuros (multo ante) prospicere
    • to take no thought for the future: futura non cogitare, curare
    • to-day the 5th of September; tomorrow September the 5th: hodie qui est dies Non. Sept.; cras qui dies futurus est Non. Sept.
    • to foresee political events long before: longe prospicere futuros casus rei publicae (De Amic. 12. 40)