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.

  2. fatal(Noun)

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

  3. fatal(Adjective)

    Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny.

  4. fatal(Adjective)

    Foreboding death or great disaster.

  5. fatal(Adjective)

    Causing death or destruction

  6. fatal(Adjective)

    Causing a sudden end to a program.

  7. Origin: From fatalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fatal(adj)

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

  2. Fatal(adj)

    foreboding death or great disaster

  3. Fatal(adj)

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

  4. Origin: [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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Will Durant:

    Inquiry is fatal to certainty.

  2. William Cowper:

    Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.

  3. Christopher Hart:

    There will be fatal crashes, that's for sure.

  4. Mark Meadows:

    It's not a fatal blow, it's just a reorganize.

  5. Mike Ditka:

    Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.

Images & Illustrations of fatal

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