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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.

    Etymology: From the noun destiny since the 1970s.

  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.

    Etymology: From the noun destiny since the 1970s.

  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.

    Etymology: From the noun destiny since the 1970s.

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

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

  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

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

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.

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How to pronounce destiny?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Mickey Mehta:

    Relax, nothing is in your control, as the collective destiny unfolds. Release all handles and flow with ease, let stress and tensions neutralize, MickeyMize. Share this for order, balance and harmony.

  2. RVM:

    The Achiever says his Thoughts led him to Success and the Criminal says his Thoughts led him to Crime. Everybody thinks, but what we Think determines our Destiny.-RVM

  3. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly

  4. Robert Herjavec:

    There are those who have been blessed by the gods of destiny and are preordained to be successful, and I was n’t one of those.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Whatever we are today has emerged from our thoughts, actions and choices of yesterday; and likewise, our present choices will build our life tomorrow. Thus, our life is constructed by our own hands, and our future is the creation of our mind. We are truly the master of our Destiny.

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