[ noun ] an event (or course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future



Used in print

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

An amazing article in the Manchester_Guardian of last November , entitled `` Fate of Redundant Churches '' , states than an Archbishops ' Commission `` reported last month that in the Church_of_England alone there are 790 churches which are redundant now , or will be in 20 years ' time .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

Above_all , we should seek to encourage the leaders of these societies to accept the unpleasant fact that they are responsible_for their fates .

(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)

Styka grumbled about fate .

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

When the fate of the individual is visited on the group , then ( the warm sweet butter dripped from her raised trembling fork and she pushed her head forward belligerently ) , ah , then the true bitterness of existence could be tasted .

(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)

`` We no_longer have Tom_Moore 's and Longfellow 's ' heart for any fate ' , either '' , I said .

[ noun ] the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman)




"we are helpless in the face of Destiny"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

The concert opened with another big romantic score , Schumann's Overture_to_Manfred , which suffered fate , this time with orchestral thrusts to the Byronic point to keep it afloat .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

`` The great Greek tragedies are concerned with man against Fate , not man against man for the prize of a woman 's body .

Related terms

causal_agent supernatural

[ noun ] 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"

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 27728
[ verb ] decree or designate beforehand


"She was destined to become a great pianist"

Related terms

ordain Destiny destination