What does fatal mean?

Definitions for fatal
ˈfeɪt lfa·tal

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fatal(adj)

    bringing death

  2. fateful, fatal(adj)

    having momentous consequences; of decisive importance

    "that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev; "the fatal day of the election finally arrived"

  3. black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful(adj)

    (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

    "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"

  4. fatal, fateful(adj)

    controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined

    "a fatal series of events"

Wiktionary

  1. fatal(Noun)

    A fatality; an event that leads to death.

    Etymology: From fatalis.

  2. fatal(Noun)

    A fatal error; a failure that causes a program to terminate.

    Etymology: From fatalis.

  3. fatal(Adjective)

    Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny.

    Etymology: From fatalis.

  4. fatal(Adjective)

    Foreboding death or great disaster.

    Etymology: From fatalis.

  5. fatal(Adjective)

    Causing death or destruction

    Etymology: From fatalis.

  6. fatal(Adjective)

    Causing a sudden end to a program.

    Etymology: From fatalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fatal(adj)

    proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny; necessary; inevitable

    Etymology: [L. fatalis, fr. fatum: cf. F. fatal. See Fate.]

  2. Fatal(adj)

    foreboding death or great disaster

    Etymology: [L. fatalis, fr. fatum: cf. F. fatal. See Fate.]

  3. Fatal(adj)

    causing death or destruction; deadly; mortal; destructive; calamitous; as, a fatal wound; a fatal disease; a fatal day; a fatal error

    Etymology: [L. fatalis, fr. fatum: cf. F. fatal. See Fate.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fatal' in Adjectives Frequency: #815

How to pronounce fatal?

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How to say fatal in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fatal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fatal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fatal in a Sentence

  1. Aristotle:

    The ridiculous is produced by any defect that is unattended by pain, or fatal consequences; thus, an ugly and deformed countenance does not fail to cause laughter, if it is not occasioned by pain.

  2. Superintendent Jody Nobbs:

    ( Police) identified that it wasn't a fatal motor vehicle accident as reported... This is a tragic situation from a police perspective.

  3. Romain Bardet:

    A spoke broke and I had to swap bikes with Tony (Gallopin). Then I had to chase and that effort was fatal, it's never good to lose time. There are a lot of twists on the Tour and this time luck was not on our side.

  4. Franklin County Sheriffs Office SWAT:

    While investigating this fatal traffic crash it was very clear to investigators that Mr. Ellis is one of the worst habitual repeat offenders of drunk driving we have seen, he has no regard for human life.

  5. John Wooden:

    Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.

Images & Illustrations of fatal

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