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ˈdɛs tə nides·tiny

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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"

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.

    Etymology: From the noun destiny since the 1970s.

  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.

    Etymology: From the noun destiny since the 1970s.

  3. Destiny(ProperNoun)

    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. 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

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

  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

    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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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. Saputo Jr.:

    The system is broken, the problem is everyone is putting their heads in the sand and no one really wants to find solutions until they're forced. We're in a position today when we can control our own destiny.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Grace is simply, a free and unmerited favour from God. Permit me to tell you that, grace is synonymous with destiny. In the sense that, it's also a God-given gift and which is meant to be realized and utilized within a given period of time just like destiny otherwise, it will surely elapse/decline/subside or even lost outrightly. Oh! Yes, God's grace is just for a while and never forever. So, you've got to acknowledge/appreciate/utilize/maximize it (God's grace) to the fullest. Unless you want it to be withdrawn/taken away from you sooner than you even expect it. And mind you, if/when God's grace is taken away/withdrawn from you. Believe me or don't, you're as good as done for, until it's restored back to you. Because, living without God's grace is like trying to live/survive without God himself. And I guess, you know what that entails don't you?

  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. Emeasoba George:

    (My Article Of Faith) This is my strongly held belief. I'm not here on earth coincidentally or by chance. Rather, I'm here on earth for a divine predetermined purpose or mission i.e. to fulfill my God-given uncommon destiny. Guess what? I cannot and will not fulfill my destiny miserably NO not at all. Instead, I can and will surely fulfill my God-given destiny in a grand style. Oh! Yes, I can and I will do just that even against all odds. That's just my own article of faith. I don't know about yours. -Emeasoba George

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Destiny is ever critical to all human lives and future. I mean, destiny has a decisive importance in the success or failure of every human undertaking or endeavour including yours. And so, quest for your God-given destiny and strive to fulfill it at all cost. -Emeasoba George

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