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.

  2. fatalnoun

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

  3. fataladjective

    Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny.

  4. fataladjective

    Foreboding death or great disaster.

  5. fataladjective

    Causing death or destruction

  6. fataladjective

    Causing a sudden end to a program.

  7. Etymology: From fatalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fataladjective

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

  2. Fataladjective

    foreboding death or great disaster

  3. Fataladjective

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

  4. 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. Blake White:

    Increased speeds lead to more fatal and injury crashes, when speed increases, the severity of the crash is exponentially worse.

  2. Winston Churchill:

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

  3. Jon Vernick:

    This is an age group that includes those that for the first time are away from home, mixed with alcoholic consumption, mixed with depression, if you add a firearm to that mix, it is very likely that a suicide attempt is fatal.

  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. Lisa Derderian:

    We are telling everyone, see mom virtually today, as much as you feel guilt on the front end for not seeing her, it's better than feeling guilt on the back end over the possibility you were carrying Covid-19 and you give it to mom or grandma, and the consequences were they got sick, or worse, it was fatal.

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