Definitions for: Destiny

[n] an event (or course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
[n] the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman); "we are helpless in the face of Destiny"
[n] your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"

Webster (1913) Definition: Des"ti*ny, n.; pl. Destinies. [OE. destinee,
destene, F. destin['e]e, from destiner. See Destine.]
1. That to which any person or thing is destined;
predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine
or by human will; fate; lot; doom.

Thither he Will come to know his destiny. --Shak.

No man of woman born, Coward or brave, can shun his
destiny. --Bryant.

2. The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a
resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the
future, whether in general or of an individual.

But who can turn the stream of destiny? --Spenser.

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as
inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.

The Destinies (Anc. Myth.), the three Parc[ae], or Fates;
the supposed powers which preside over human life, and
determine its circumstances and duration.

Marked by the Destinies to be avoided. --Shak.

Synonyms: circumstances, fate, Fate, fate, fortune, lot, luck, portion

See Also: bad luck, causal agency, causal agent, cause, condition, day of reckoning, doom, doomsday, failure, good fortune, good luck, happening, ill luck, inevitable, karma, kismat, kismet, misfortune, natural event, occult, occurrence, predestination, providence, supernatural, tough luck

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