An example of fate is when you miss your bus and meet the person who will turn out to be your spouse while you are standing on the platform waiting on the next bus.
- the power or agency supposed to determine the outcome of events before they occur; destiny
- something inevitable, supposedly determined by this power
- what happens or has happened to a person or entity; lot; fortune
- final outcome
- death; destruction; doom
- [F-] any of the three Fates
Origin of fateMiddle English from Classical Latin fatum, prophetic declaration, oracle from neuter past participle of fari, to speak: see fame
transitive verbfat′ed, fat′ing
- The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events: Fate did not favor his career.
- a. The inevitable events predestined by this force: It was her fate to marry a lout.b. A final result or consequence; an outcome: What was the fate of your project?c. An unfavorable outcome in life; doom or death: suffered a fate worse than death; the island where the explorer met his fate.
- Fates Greek & Roman Mythology The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, who control human destiny. Used with the.
Origin of fateMiddle English from Old French fat from Latin fātum prophecy, doom from neuter past participle of fārī to speak ; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural fates)
- The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.
- The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.
- Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.
- Accept your fate.
- (mythology) Alternative capitalization of Fate (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).
- amor fati (Amor fati)
(third-person singular simple present fates, present participle fating, simple past and past participle fated)
- In some uses this may imply it causes the inevitable event.
- Any one of the Fates.
- A personification of fate (the cause that predetermines events).
fate - Computer Definition
A specification from the ATM Forum (February 2000 and July 2002) that allows ATM Adaptation Layer Type 5 (AAL5) services to be provided over Ethernet by transporting ATM data within an Ethernet frame. FATE has particular application in the context of an ATM-based ADSL environment interfacing to an Ethernet local area network (LAN) through a switch or hub on the customer premises. See also AAL5, ADSL, ATM, ATM Forum, Ethernet, hub, LAN, and switch.