An example of destiny is when you will become wealthy.
- the seemingly inevitable or necessary succession of events
- what will necessarily happen to any person or thing; (one's) fate
- that which determines events: said of either a supernatural agency or necessity
Origin of destinyMiddle English destine ; from Old French destinee, feminine past participle of destiner: see destine
- The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot.
- A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control: “Marriage and hanging go by destiny” (Robert Burton).
- The power or agency thought to predetermine events: Destiny brought them together.
Origin of destinyMiddle English destine, from Old French destinee, from feminine past participle of destiner, to destine, from Latin d&emacron;stinare, to determine; see sta- in Indo-European roots.
- That to which any person or thing is destined; a predetermined state; a condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.
- The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; an irresistible power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.
From Old French destinee.
- A female given name.
From the noun destiny since the 1970s.