What does Fate mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Fate.

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"


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fate

    fāt, n. inevitable destiny or necessity: appointed lot: ill-fortune: doom: final issue: (pl.) the three goddesses of fate, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, who determined the birth, life, and death of men—the Fatal Sisters.—adj. Fāt′al, belonging to or appointed by fate: causing ruin or death: mortal: calamitous.—ns. Fāt′alism, the doctrine that all events are subject to fate, and happen by unavoidable necessity; Fāt′alist, one who believes in fatalism.—adj. Fāt′alistic, belonging to or partaking of fatalism.—n. Fatal′ity, the state of being fatal or unavoidable: the decree of fate: fixed tendency to disaster or death: mortality: a fatal occurrence.—adv. Fāt′ally.—adjs. Fāt′ed, doomed: destined: (Shak.) invested with the power of destiny: (Dryden) enchanted; Fate′ful, charged with fate.—adv. Fate′fully.—n. Fate′fulness. [L. fatum, a prediction—fatus, spoken—fāri, to speak.]

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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

Anagrams for Fate »

  1. feat, feat.

  2. TAFE

  3. EFTA

  4. feta


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anita Loos:

    Fate keeps on happening.

  2. Heraclitus:

    A man's character is his fate.

  3. Colin Jones:

    Fate is kind to those who risk it all.

  4. Edgar A. Shoaff:

    Immortality -- a fate worse than death.

  5. Benjamin Disraeli:

    We make our fortunes and call them fate.

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