- to set apart for a particular use, purpose, etc.; design; intend.
- to appoint or ordain beforehand, as by divine decree; foreordain; predetermine.
Origin of destine
Examples from the Web for destine
It would have been to plant the Travers here on the very spot I destine for myself.The O'Donoghue
Charles James Lever
Where the æons ahead of us destine it to end none of us can tell.An American Suffragette
Isaac N. Stevens
But fortune did not destine that he should long enjoy his honours in peace.Napoleon's Marshals
R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Your family, young man, destine you to some career, do they?A Start in Life
Honore de Balzac
For in 3840 is matere men weren wont to maken questiouns of e simplicite of e purueaunce of god and of e ordre of destine.
- (tr) to set apart or appoint (for a certain purpose or person, or to do something); intend; design
Word Origin and History for destine
c.1300, from Old French destiner (12c.), from Latin destinare "make fast or firm, establish" (see destination). Originally in English of the actions of deities, fate, etc. Of human choices or actions, from early 16c. Related: Destined.