What does fateful mean?

Definitions for fateful
ˈfeɪt fəlfate·ful

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. fateful, foreboding(a), portentousadjective

    ominously prophetic

  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. fatefuladjective

    Momentous, significant, setting or sealing ones fate.

    It started with that fateful trip, history was never the same afterwards.

  2. fatefuladjective

    Determined in advance by fate, fated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fateful

    having the power of serving or accomplishing fate

  2. Fateful

    significant of fate; ominous

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fateful in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fateful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of fateful in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    This is a fateful struggle, a close struggle, we must close the gap, it is possible to close this gap.

  2. Councilwoman Marikay Abuzuaiter:

    It was a horrible, horrible day with the tragic loss of life but I do not believe that the City and the Police Department knew of the events that were about to take place on that fateful day.

  3. Uma Thurman:

    We had a fateful fight at Soho House in New York in 2004 and we were shouting at each other because he wouldn’t let me see the footage and he told me that was what they had all decided.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    This is a fateful struggle, a close struggle. We must close this gap. We can close this gap.

  5. New York:

    She doesn't look evil but her actions created evil. She has to answer for what she’s done, she has to pay for the consequences of those fateful words, those evil actions that caused a police officer’s family and the public. She knows she did it because she confessed to it.

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Translations for fateful

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  • неизбежен, предопределен, съдбовен, съдбоносенBulgarian
  • verhängnisvoll, schicksalhaft, vorbestimmtGerman
  • fatidique, décisifFrench
  • fatidicus, fatidicumLatin
  • noodlottigDutch
  • fatídicoPortuguese
  • судьбоносный, роковойRussian
  • ödesbestämd, förutbestämd, ödesdigerSwedish
  • 決定命運Chinese

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    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    • A. elation
    • B. leaven
    • C. crate
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