Definitions for Fatefeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fatefeɪt(n.; v.)fat•ed, fat•ing.

  1. (n.)something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot.

  2. the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time.

  3. that which is inevitably predetermined; destiny.

  4. ultimate outcome; final course or state:

    the fate of a political campaign.

  5. destruction or ruin.

  6. the Fates, the three goddesses of destiny in Greek and Roman myth.

    Category: Mythology

  7. (v.t.)to predetermine, as by the decree of fate; destine (used in the passive):

    a person who was fated to lead the country.

Origin of fate:

1325–75; ME < L fātum destiny

Princeton's WordNet

  1. destiny, fate(noun)

    an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

  2. destiny, fate(noun)

    the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)

    "we are helpless in the face of destiny"

  3. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion(verb)

    your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

    "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"

  4. destine, fate, doom, designate(verb)

    decree or designate beforehand

    "She was destined to become a great pianist"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fate(noun)ɪt

    the things that happen to sb

    The fate of the passengers is still unknown.

  2. fateɪt

    a force some people believe controls everything that happens; = destiny

  3. fateɪt

    sth surprising that happens

    By a strange twist of fate, we met again thousands of miles away.

Wiktionary

  1. fate(Noun)

    The cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.

  2. fate(Noun)

    The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.

  3. fate(Noun)

    Destiny (perhaps connotes death, ruin, misfortune, etc.).

    Accept your fate.

  4. fate(Noun)

    The three goddesses (The Fates) of classic European mythology who are said to control the fate of human beings.

  5. fate(Verb)

    To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.

    The oracle's prediction fated Oedipus to kill his father, not all his striving could change what would occur.

  6. Fate(ProperNoun)

    Any one of the Fates.

  7. Fate(ProperNoun)

    A personification of fate (the cause that predetermines events).

  8. Origin: From fata 'prediction' (neutral plural of fatum), fatus 'spoken', fari 'to speak'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fate(noun)

    a fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned

  2. Fate(noun)

    appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death

  3. Fate(noun)

    the element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him

  4. Fate(noun)

    the three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parcaewho were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread

Freebase

  1. FATE

    FATE, Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment, is a generic role-playing game system based on the FUDGE gaming system. It has no fixed setting, traits, or genre and is almost entirely customizable. It is designed to offer the least possible obstruction to role-playing by assuming that players do not want to make large amounts of dice rolls. FATE was written by Fred Hicks and Rob Donoghue. FATE gained a large number of adherents both for its high level of support, which is unusual for a free game, and for the numerous innovative gaming mechanics.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Fate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4106

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Fate' in Nouns Frequency: #1661


Translations for Fate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fate(noun)

(sometimes with capital) the supposed power that controls events

Who knows what fate has in store (= waiting for us in the future)?

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