Definitions for destinyˈdɛs tə ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

des•ti•ny*ˈdɛs tə ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.

  1. something that is to happen or has happened to a particular person or thing; lot or fortune.

  2. the predetermined, usu. inevitable, course of events.

  3. the power or agency that determines the course of events.

* Syn: See fate.

Origin of destiny:

1275–1325; destinee < OF, n. use of fem. ptp. of destiner to destine

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(noun)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. destiny(noun)ˈdɛs tə ni

    the way your life will develop in the future

    It was not his destiny to remain poor.

  2. destinyˈdɛs tə ni

    a force some believe controls everything that happens; = fate

    Do you believe in destiny?

Wiktionary

  1. destiny(Noun)

    That to which any person or thing is destined; a predetermined state; a condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.

  2. destiny(Noun)

    The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; an irresistible power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.

  3. Destiny(ProperNoun)

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  4. Origin: From the noun destiny since the 1970s.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Destiny(noun)

    that to which any person or thing is destined; predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom

  2. Destiny(noun)

    the fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual

Freebase

  1. Destiny

    Destiny or fate is a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed natural order to the cosmos.


Translations for destiny

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

destiny(noun)

the power which appears or is thought to control events; fate

We are all subject to the tricks played by destiny.

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