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Definitions of fate

  1. decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The three goddesses which presided over the destinies of individuals, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. Gr. & Rom. Myth. The three goddesses supposed to control all destinies. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parcaewho 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Destiny; inevitable or unavoidable necessity; death or destruction; predestined lot. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Inevitable destiny or necessity; appointed lot; ill-fortune; doom; final issue. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Inevitable necessity; destiny; death. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Predetermined and inevitable necessity; destiny; fortune; lot; doom; death. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. That destiny which foredooms everything and which there is no evading; predestined lot; final event; death; destruction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Inevitable necessity; lot; destiny. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for fate

  1. You know what our fate is to be? – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  2. He must work out his own fate – The Italians by Frances Elliot
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