not-too-distant future


not-too-distant future
near future, time not too long from now, soon

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • in the not too distant future — in the not too ˌdistant ˈfuture idiom not a long time in the future but fairly soon • I hope we ll see each other again in the not too distant future. Main entry: ↑distantidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • distant — adj. 1 far away in space VERBS ▪ be, sound ▪ become, grow ▪ The sound of the engine was growing more and more distant. ADVERB ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • distant — dis|tant [ dıstənt ] adjective ** 1. ) usually before noun far away from the place where you are: I could faintly hear the distant rumble of traffic. Her eyes scanned the distant hills. The castle was four miles distant. a ) far away in time: The …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • distant */*/ — UK [ˈdɪstənt] / US adjective 1) a) [usually before noun] far away from the place where you are Her eyes scanned the distant hills. I could faintly hear the distant rumble of traffic. The castle was four miles distant. b) far away in time The… …   English dictionary

  • distant — adjective 1 FAR AWAY far from where you are now: the distant sound of traffic | Nora gazed at the distant hills. 2 UNFRIENDLY unfriendly and showing no emotion: After the quarrel Susan remained cold and distant. 3 RELATIVE (only before noun) not… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • distant — [[t]dɪ̱stənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Distant means very far away. The mountains rolled away to a distant horizon. ...the war in that distant land. Syn: faraway Ant: nearby 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ …   English dictionary

  • distant — dis|tant W3 [ˈdıstənt] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(far away)¦ 2¦(not friendly)¦ 3¦(not concentrating)¦ 4¦(relative)¦ 5 distant from something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: distans, present participle of distare to stand apart , from stare to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • future — fu|ture1 W1S1 [ˈfju:tʃə US ər] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: futur, from Latin futurus going to be ] 1.) likely to happen or exist at a time after the present ▪ We are now more able to predict future patterns of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • future — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 time that will come after the present ADJECTIVE ▪ foreseeable, immediate, near, not too distant, short term ▪ Things will continue as they are for the foreseeable future. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • future — fu|ture1 [ fjutʃər ] noun *** 1. ) the future the time that follows the present time: It s important to plan for the future. These young people are the leaders of the future. in the future: Check if the computer can be upgraded in the future. in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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