What does DESTINY mean?

Definitions for DESTINY
ˈdɛs tə nides·tiny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destiny, fatenoun

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

  2. destiny, fatenoun

    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, portionnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. destinynoun

    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. destinynoun

    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. Destinynoun

    A female given name from English.

    The man smiled and extended his hand. "I'm Cole." Rebecca took his hand. "Destiny." She'd chosen the name because she felt as though she'd discovered just that the day she realized what her mission in life was to be.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Destinynoun

    Etymology: destinée, French.

    Thou art neither like thy sire or dam;
    But like a soul mis-shapen stigmatick,
    Mark’d by the destinies to be avoided. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    He said, dear daughter, rightly may I rue
    The fall of famous children born of me;
    But who can turn the stream of destiny,
    Or break the chain of strong necessity,
    Which fast is ty’d to Jove’s eternal seat? Fairy Queen, b. i.

    How can hearts, not free, be try’d whether they serve
    Willing or no, who will but what they must
    By destiny, and can no other chuse? John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    Had thy great destiny but given thee skill
    To know, as well as pow’r to act her will. John Denham.

    Chance, or forceful destiny,
    Which forms in causes first whate’er shall be. John Dryden, Fab.

    At the pit of Acheron
    Meet me i’ th’ morning: thither he
    Will come to know his destiny. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

Wikipedia

  1. Destiny

    Destiny, sometimes referred to as fate (from Latin fatum "decree, prediction, destiny, fate"), is a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual.

ChatGPT

  1. destiny

    Destiny refers to a predetermined or inevitable course of events that are believed to be beyond human control and are often seen as being influenced by external or divine forces. It is the concept that suggests that events, circumstances, and outcomes in one's life are preordained or fated to occur accordingly. Destiny often implies a sense of purpose or ultimate destination that individuals are destined to fulfill or achieve within their lives.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Destinynoun

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

  2. Destinynoun

    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

  3. Etymology: [OE. destinee, destene, F. destine, from destiner. See Destine.]

Wikidata

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. destinynoun

    The reversal defense street stationed in the future.

    My Destiny is set for me in my time.

    Etymology: A Goal


    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on January 28, 2024  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DESTINY in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DESTINY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of DESTINY in a Sentence

  1. Kedar Joshi:

    They often say, “What's the point in astrology if you can't change your destiny?”. Well, it's true that you can't change your destiny, but still it helps knowing about gravity.

  2. Julie Weeks:

    More [women] are getting the appetite to move on in their careers and have charge in their own destiny and start their own businesses.

  3. Swami Vivekananda:

    Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want are within you.

  4. Katy Perry:

    I really think, like everybody has their opinions on these shows and there is a multitude of them, but I don’t want to be like super shady, but you can name 10 people -- at least -- that have come off ‘American Idol’… that have legitimate careers, that put out music, that have changed their journey, their destiny, affected people’s lives.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    We scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been to make the methods of annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective, must consider it our solemn and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from being used for the brutal purpose for which they were invented.

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