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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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    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Ingrid Weir:

    The more obstacles you encounter, the harder you must fight to meet your destiny. Never let adversity win. Never give up on yourself and the good you can bring to the world.

  2. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.

  3. 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. Winston Churchill:

    It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

  5. Anthon St Maarten:

    Failing to meet your true destiny is a tragic act of free will.

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