destiny

[ des-tuh-nee ]
/ ˈdɛs tə ni /

noun, plural des·ti·nies.

something that is to happen or has happened to a particular person or thing; lot or fortune.
the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events.
the power or agency that determines the course of events.
(initial capital letter) this power personified or represented as a goddess.
the Destinies, the Fates.

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Origin of destiny

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English destinee, from Old French (noun use of past participle of destiner ), from Latin dēstināta, feminine past participle of dēstināre. See destine, -ee

synonym study for destiny

2. See fate.
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British Dictionary definitions for destiny (1 of 2)

destiny
/ (ˈdɛstɪnɪ) /

noun plural -nies

the future destined for a person or thing; fate; fortune; lot
the predetermined or inevitable course of events
the ultimate power or agency that predetermines the course of events

Word Origin for destiny

C14: from Old French destinee, from destiner to destine

British Dictionary definitions for destiny (2 of 2)

Destiny
/ (ˈdɛstɪnɪ) /

noun plural -nies

the power that predetermines events, personified as a goddess
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