- 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.
Origin of destiny
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Related Words for destinyprospect, circumstance, intention, future, objective, inevitability, design, happenstance, serendipity, cup, ordinance, afterlife, kismet, lot, conclusion, horoscope, expectation, break, finality, doom
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Contemporary Examples of destiny
Couple walked towards the opposite end of the dungeon, where she previously played with Destiny.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
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Thirty-seven years later, that destiny remains largely unattained.The Post-Brown and Garner Question: Who ‘Deserves’ to Die?
December 9, 2014
Laylah and her older sister, Destiny, attended the school affiliated with Our Lady of Good Hope Roman Catholic Church.11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap
November 12, 2014
According to Campbell, every hero encounters a wise mystic who helps him embrace his destiny.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero
October 28, 2014
That moment immediately changed the destiny of countless Palestinians who until then had been living a humble life.Do Palestinians Really Exist?
July 31, 2014
Historical Examples of destiny
May the powers that guide our destiny, preserve you from any real cause for shame.
That graceful maiden is too lovely for any destiny meaner than a royal marriage.
Let me hear from your own lips the words that must decide my destiny.
Miss Milbrey had put herself bravely in the path of Destiny.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
So you know your destiny; and have nothing to do but to yield to it.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
- 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
- the power that predetermines events, personified as a goddess
Word Origin and History for destiny
mid-14c., from Old French destinée (12c.) "purpose, intent, fate, destiny; that which is destined," noun use of fem. past participle of destiner, from Latin destinare "make firm, establish" (see destination). The sense is of "that which has been firmly established," as by fate.