1. [ noun ] an event (or course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
Synonyms: destiny
Related terms: happening doom inevitable kismet karma predestination destine
2. [ noun ] the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman)
Synonyms: Destiny

"we are helpless in the face of Destiny"

Related terms: causal_agent supernatural
3. [ noun ] your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
Synonyms: luck lot circumstances fortune portion destiny

: "whatever my fortune may be" "deserved a better fate" "has a happy lot" "the luck of the Irish" "a victim of circumstances" "success that was her portion"

Related terms: condition condition good_fortune misfortune failure providence
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 27728
5. [ verb ] decree or designate beforehand
Synonyms: doom destine designate

"She was destined to become a great pianist"

Related terms: ordain Destiny destination
Similar spelling:   fat