What does fatal mean?

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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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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  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. Lynly Egyes:

    Roxsana Hernandez needed medical care and yet she was cleared to be incarcerated. At numerous times throughout her days in immigration enforcement custody, the people she was detained with pleaded for her to receive medical care, it is clear from these records that if immigration enforcement believes that their sole duty is to shuffle people into immigration prisons, that is what they'll do. As a result, the consequences for those who are either sick or who get sick while in their custody can be fatal.

  2. Mao Zedong:

    Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.

  3. Helen H. Gardner:

    The most fatal blow to progress is slavery of the intellect. The most sacred right of humanity is the right to think, and next to the right to think is the right to express that thought without fear.

  4. Omar Jadwat:

    The Trump administration has conceded that its original Muslim ban was indefensible, unfortunately, it has replaced it with a scaled-back version that shares the same fatal flaws.

  5. Jeffrey St. Clair:

    Its hard to say which is more revealing of the fatal rot at the core of American politics, the fact that Trump and his daughter sent checks to Harriss campaigns or that Harris greedily cashed them.

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