When God intended before you were born for you to become a concert pianist, this is an example of when you were destine to become a pianist.
transitive verb-·tined, -·tin·ing
- to predetermine, as by fate: usually in the passive
- to set apart for a certain purpose; intend
Origin of destineMiddle English destinen from Old French destiner from Classical Latin destinare, to fasten down, secure from de-, intensive + an unverified form stanare from base of stare, stand
- headed for; bound for
- intended for: destined for leadership
transitive verbdes·tined, des·tin·ing, des·tines
- To cause to have a certain outcome; preordain by fate or fortune: a foolish scheme destined to fail; a film destined to become a classic.
- To assign for a specific end, use, or purpose: money destined to pay for their child's education.
- To direct toward a given destination: a flight destined for Tokyo.
Origin of destineMiddle English destinen from Old French destiner ; see destiny .
(third-person singular simple present destines, present participle destining, simple past and past participle destined)
From Old French destiner.