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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events.
  • n. The inevitable events predestined by this force.
  • n. A final result or consequence; an outcome.
  • n. Unfavorable destiny; doom.
  • n. Greek & Roman Mythology The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, who control human destiny. Used with the.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. The cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.
  • n. The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.
  • n. Destiny (perhaps connotes death, ruin, misfortune, etc.).
  • n. The three goddesses (The Fates) of classic European mythology who are said to control the fate of human beings.
  • v. To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned.
  • n. Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.
  • n. The element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle.
  • n. The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parcæwho were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. Primarily, a prophetic declaration of what must be; a divine decree or a fixed sentence by which the order of things is prescribed; hence, that which is inevitably predetermined; destiny ordained and unalterable; that which must be, in spite of all opposing forces. See fatality.
  • n. That which comes from necessity or the force of circumstances; an inevitable course or event; hence, fortune, lot, or destiny in general: as, it was his fate to be betrayed by his party.
  • n. Final event; death; destruction.
  • n. A cause of death and destruction.
  • n. [capitalized] [L. Fatum, usually in pl. Fata; Gr. Μοῖρα, pl. Μοῖραι.] In Greek and Roman mythology, destiny: usually in the plural, the Destinies, goddesses supposed to preside over the birth, life, and death of human beings. They were three in number, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. Also called, in Latin, Parcæ.
  • n. Synonyms 1 and 2. Doom, etc. See destiny.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
  • n. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
  • v. decree or designate beforehand
  • n. an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  • Antonym
    freedom    choice    free will   
    Verb Form
    fated    fates    fating   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    cause    causal agency    causal agent    ordain   
    Cross Reference
    destinies    Parcae   
    fatal    fatality    fatalism   
    Words with the same meaning
    lot    chance    destiny    fortune    doom    ruin    death    destine    predestination    necessity   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Ate    Cate    Est    Haight    Iwate    Kate    Kuwait    Nate    Solid-state    State   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    destiny    fortune    death    circumstance    destruction    misfortune    existence    nature    misery    danger