noun, often capitalized \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\

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

Full Definition of KISMET

:  fate 1
:  fate 2a

Examples of KISMET

  1. <he always said that it was kismet that they met at a showing of their favorite movie>

Origin of KISMET

Turkish, from Arabic qisma portion, lot
First Known Use: 1834

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra


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