Definitions for Fatefeɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fatefeɪt(n.; v.)fat•ed, fat•ing.
(n.)something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot.
the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time.
that which is inevitably predetermined; destiny.
ultimate outcome; final course or state:
the fate of a political campaign.
destruction or ruin.
the Fates, the three goddesses of destiny in Greek and Roman myth.
(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
an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
"we are helpless in the face of destiny"
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"
destine, fate, doom, designate(verb)
decree or designate beforehand
"She was destined to become a great pianist"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the things that happen to sb
The fate of the passengers is still unknown.
a force some people believe controls everything that happens; = destiny
sth surprising that happens
By a strange twist of fate, we met again thousands of miles away.
The cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.
The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.
Destiny (perhaps connotes death, ruin, misfortune, etc.).
Accept your fate.
The three goddesses (The Fates) of classic European mythology who are said to control the fate of human beings.
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.
Any one of the Fates.
A personification of fate (the cause that predetermines events).
Origin: From fata 'prediction' (neutral plural of fatum), fatus 'spoken', fari 'to speak'.
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
appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death
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
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
Translations for Fate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(sometimes with capital) the supposed power that controls events
Who knows what fate has in store (= waiting for us in the future)?
- مَصير، قَضاء وقَدَرArabic
- destinoPortuguese (BR)
- das SchicksalGerman
- skæbne; skæbnenDanish
- fato, destinoItalian
- قسمت، تقدير، مرغ، بخت، طالع بدمرغى، بدبختى، اجل، تباهىPashto
- yazgı, kader, kısmet, alın yazısıTurkish
- 命運Chinese (Trad.)
- số phận hoặc tương laiVietnamese
- 命运，宿命Chinese (Simp.)
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