Definitions of destiny

  1. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman); "we are helpless in the face of Destiny" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. That to which any person or thing is destined; predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The purpose or end to which any person or thing is destined or appointed: unavoidable fate: necessity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. That to which any person or thing is destined; fortune; doom; fate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Unavoidable fate; lot; future condition appointed by the Divine will, or that appointed by human will. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for destiny

  1. The poems deal with one theme, the destiny of the chosen people. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  2. But the day of his destiny is over. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy