What does fatal mean?

Definitions for fatal
ˈfeɪt lfa·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fataladjective

    bringing death

  2. fateful, fataladjective

    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, fatefuladjective

    (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, fatefuladjective

    controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined

    "a fatal series of events"

Wiktionary

  1. fatalnoun

    A fatality; an event that leads to death.

    Etymology: From fatalis.

  2. fatalnoun

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

    Etymology: From fatalis.

  3. fataladjective

    Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny.

    Etymology: From fatalis.

  4. fataladjective

    Foreboding death or great disaster.

    Etymology: From fatalis.

  5. fataladjective

    Causing death or destruction

    Etymology: From fatalis.

  6. fataladjective

    Causing a sudden end to a program.

    Etymology: From fatalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fataladjective

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

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

  2. Fataladjective

    foreboding death or great disaster

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

  3. Fataladjective

    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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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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. Cedric Alexander:

    Video footage captured from police body cameras shows Atlanta police officers talking with Rayshard Brooks moments before Rayshard Brooks was shot in a Wendys parking lot. Officer Devin Bronsan arrived inthe area after a 911 complaintof someone sleeping in a car. Rayshard Brooks said Rayshard Brooks drank a small amount of alcohol and was administered afield sobriety test. Hisblood-alcohol levelregistered at.108, above the.08 legal limit. I think youve had too much to drink to be driving, said Officer Garrett Rolfe, who responded to the scene after Officer Devin Bronsan, beforehe tried to arrest Rayshard Brooks. A struggle ensuedand the officers bodycams wereknocked to the ground. They could be heard yelling, Youre going to get Tased ! Stop fighting ! ATLANTA ERUPTS AFTER Rayshard Brooks DEATH PROMPTS POLICE CHIEF TO STEP DOWN This screen grab taken from body camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks speaking with Officer Garrett Rolfe in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant, late Friday, June 12, 2020, in Atlanta. Garrett Rolfe has been fired following the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks and a second officer has been placed on administrative duty. ( Atlanta Police Department via AP) At one point Rayshard Brooks appears to grab Bronsans Taser. Hands off Bronsans Taser ! an officer said. Rayshard Brooks fled from the officers and turnedaround with the stun gun before Rayshard Brooks was shot. It does appear in the video that Rayshard Brooks is fleeing from the Atlanta police officers, that as hes fleeing Rayshard Brooks turns back over Rayshard Brooks shoulder with what appears to the naked eye to be Rayshard Brooks Taser that the eyewitnesses told us they saw the individual have that belonged to one of the officers, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds said Saturday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. An autopsy found that Rayshard Brooks suffered to two gunshot wounds to Rayshard Brooks back. The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled Rayshard Brooks deatha homicide. Garrett Rolfe has not been charged in Rayshard Brooks death but was fired from the force Sunday. Cedric Alexander, the former public safety director of Dekalb County, Ga., who now works as a police consultant, told the Associated Press that the shooting will lead to questions over how officers could have defused the situation. Heres a man who took Dekalb County upon Cedric Alexander to pull off the road to take a nap.

  2. alexis davis:

    success is not final ,failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts

  3. Albert Einstein:

    I believe that whoever tries to think things through honestly will soon recognize how unworthy and even fatal is the traditional bias against Negroes. What can the man of good will do to combat this deeply rooted prejudice He must have the courage to set an example by words and deed, and must watch lest his children become influenced by racial bias.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    I believe that whoever tries to think things through honestly will soon recognize how unworthy and even fatal is the traditional bias against Negroes. What can the man of good will do to combat this deeply rooted prejudice? He must have the courage to set an example by words and deed, and must watch lest his children become influenced by racial bias.

  5. Jimmy Kimmel:

    You said it after Vegas, you said it after Sandy Hook, you say that every one of these eight fatal school shootings in this country this year. Children are being murdered.

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