manifest destiny

noun, often capitalized M&D

Definition of manifest destiny

  1. :  a future event accepted as inevitable in the mid-19th century expansion to the Pacific was regarded as the Manifest Destiny of the United States; broadly :  an ostensibly benevolent or necessary policy of imperialistic expansion

Examples of manifest destiny in a sentence

  1. They were living in a time when expansion to the Pacific was regarded by many people as the Manifest Destiny of the United States.

1845

First Known Use of manifest destiny

1845


MANIFEST DESTINY Defined for English Language Learners

manifest destiny

noun, often capitalized M&D

Definition of manifest destiny for English Language Learners

  • : a future event that is sure to happen : a destiny that can be clearly seen and that cannot be changed


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