Destiny meaning

dĕstə-nē
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A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control.
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Destiny is defined as your future or the pre-ordained path of your life.

An example of destiny is when you will become wealthy.

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The seemingly inevitable or necessary succession of events.
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The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot.
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The power or agency thought to predetermine events.

Destiny brought them together.

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That which determines events.
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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.
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What will necessarily happen to any person or thing; (one's) fate.
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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.
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A female given name.
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Origin of destiny

  • Middle English destine from Old French destinee from feminine past participle of destiner to destine from Latin dēstināre to determine stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the noun destiny since the 1970s.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French destinee.

    From Wiktionary