noun des·ti·ny \ˈdes-tə-nē\

: what happens in the future : the things that someone or something will experience in the future

: a power that is believed to control what happens in the future

plural des·ti·nies

Full Definition of DESTINY

:  something to which a person or thing is destined :  fortune <wants to control his own destiny>
:  a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency

Examples of DESTINY

  1. They believed it was their destiny to be together.
  2. motivated by a sense of destiny

Origin of DESTINY

Middle English destinee, from Anglo-French, from feminine of destiné, past participle of destiner
First Known Use: 14th century


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