What Does 'Future Endeavor' Mean?

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The term "future endeavors" is used to wish someone good luck in their attempts going forward. These attempts can be based on a career path, education, projects, or other type of activity they are planning in the time ahead. The term "future" means "a time that is yet to come." In this case, the term "endeavors" means "to try hard at doing or achieving something." It can also be seen in the sense of a noun to mean "a proactive attempt at achieving a goal."

Origin

To determine the origin of the phrase "future endeavors," you must first break it down. The word "future" originated at some time between 1325 and 1375 A.D. It is thought to have come from the Middle English term "future" or the Old French and Latin term "futurus." As a noun, the word "future" means "to yet be, going to be."

The word "endeavors" originated at a time between 1350 and 1400 A.D. It can from the Middle English term "endeveren." It stemmed from the phrase "putten in devoir," which translated into meaning "to make an effort" as well as "assume responsibility." The word "endeavor" can be used as either a verb or noun. In the phrase "future endeavors," it is used as a noun having the meaning of "making a serious determined effort" and "actively working toward a direct goal.

Fitting Occasions 

There are specific occasions in which a person uses the phrase "future endeavors." This term is often used when wishing a person luck. Common examples include graduations in which a person will go on to use their education gained for finding a career or pursuing a more in-depth understanding of their knowledge. The term "future endeavors" is also used when a person leaves one job position for another.

However, the term "future endeavors" can also be a form of consolation. For example, when a person is fired or released from a position, they are often told "Good luck in their future endeavors." This is a well-known catch-phrase for John Laurinaitis, the vice-president of WWE when he fires a wrestler on television.

Alternatives

Wishing someone well through the use of the phrase "future endeavors" has been used for centuries. However, there is a wide range of alternatives that can be used in its place. Here are some examples:

  • Enjoy your newfound freedom
  • Good to have known you
  • Good luck in all that comes your way in the future ― I hope it goes well for you
  • Farewell to you my friend and remember to keep in touch always
  • Hope all your plans turn out just right
  • If life is a game, I wish that you win always
  • May luck always follow you in whatever you do

The idea behind these sentiments is that, while you hope to cross paths with this person again in the future, you want them to do and be well no matter what the future holds for them