Definition of destine
1 : to decree beforehand : predetermine was not destined to attain the throne
2a : to designate, assign, or dedicate in advance believed their son was destined for the priesthood destined to succeed a flaw that destines them to failb : to direct, devise, or set apart for a specific purpose or place freight destined for European ports
Examples of destine in a Sentence
his extreme height seemed to destine him for a career in basketball
Recent Examples of destine from the Web
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Halstead hit a hard line-drive ball that was destined for center field but Walljasper's glove met ball for the final out of the inning.
City officials dashed those hopes Thursday by confirming the site is destined to be an emergency department for MountainView Regional Medical Center.
The sea cucumbers and urchins harvested in Maine are certainly destined for someone’s plate.
Immediately after her birth, Deondra would become destined for foster care after the newborn tested positive for marijuana and cocaine in her system.
He was accused of turning Panama into a shipping platform for South American cocaine destined for the United States, and allowing drug proceeds to be hidden in Panamanian banks.
As soon as the ball thumped off Mike Trout’s bat, every fan, player and bystander at Marlins Park knew it was destined for the seats.
The result: Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers, a mouthful of a title that's destined to be shortened to Survivor: Triple H before long.
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Origin and Etymology of destine
Middle English, from Anglo-French destiner, from Latin destinare, from de- + -stinare (akin to Latin stare to stand) — more at stand
First Known Use: 14th century
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