To deal in futures

To deal in futures
Future Fu"ture, n. [Cf. F. futur. See {Future}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Time to come; time subsequent to the present (as, the future shall be as the present); collectively, events that are to happen in time to come. ``Lay the future open.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The possibilities of the future; -- used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great future before him. [1913 Webster]

3. (Gram.) A future tense. [1913 Webster]

{To deal in futures}, to speculate on the future values of merchandise or stocks. [Brokers' cant] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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