- plural noun shares, currency or commodities that are bought or sold for now for delivery at a later date
- plural noun stocks of produce which are bought or sold for shipping at some later date, and which may not even have been produced when they are on the market.
- plural noun trading in shares, currency or commodities for delivery at a later date. They refer to fixed amounts, and are always available for sale at various dates.
- plural noun the activity of trading in shares or commodities for delivery at a later date