- bound for a certain destination: a freighter destined for Manila.
- ordained, appointed, or predetermined to be or do something.
- liable, planning, or intending to be or do something.
Origin of destined
- 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 destined
But neither had ever thought before that they were destined to become fighters.The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS
Mohammed A. Salih
December 27, 2014
Hershel also believes that a higher power has destined Rick for greatness.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero
October 28, 2014
Either this is clever viral marketing for a new Yogi Bear movie or Earth is destined to become the Planet of the Bears.Bear Walks Upright, ‘Apparently Kid,’ and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
August 10, 2014
Fortunately, these un-American arguments are destined to fail with the American public as the issue ripens.The United States Needs Corporate 'Loyalty Oaths'
August 4, 2014
The plane was overflowing with a cornucopia of luxury food and amenities, as if destined for Paris.Frank Sinatra and the Birth of the Jet Set
August 2, 2014
But Robert was destined to fall in with him at a future day.Brave and Bold
But thus it always is with persons who are destined to perform great things.The Three Golden Apples
He did not know that he was destined to stay there as long as he should live.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
It was afterwards understood that he was destined for the navy.
He was in ill health, and did not appear to be destined to a long life.
- foreordained or certain; meanthe is destined to be famous
- (usually foll by for) heading (towards a specific destination); directeda letter destined for Europe
- (tr) to set apart or appoint (for a certain purpose or person, or to do something); intend; design
Word Origin and History for destined
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.