1. Time to come. 2. Something that will exist or happen in the time to come. 3. Perception of the future is postulated as a possibility. 4. A condition, especially of success or failure, in the time to come. 5. Some scientists propose that time is not linear and that the past, present, and future all coexist simultaneously and are ever present. For example, if you looked down on the universe, we would see time and events spread out in all directions.