Definition of "fate" []

  • The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events. (noun)
  • The inevitable events predestined by this force. (noun)
  • A final result or consequence; an outcome. (noun)
  • Unfavorable destiny; doom. (noun)
  • Greek & Roman Mythology The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, who control human destiny. Used with the. (noun)
  • The ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The inevitable fortune that befalls a person or thing; destiny (noun)
  • The end or final result (noun)
  • A calamitous or unfavourable outcome or result; death, destruction, or downfall (noun)
  • To predetermine; doom (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fate" in a sentence
  • "DRAG ME TO HELL (May 29), a loan officer suffers the title fate after evicting an old woman; Alison Lohman and Justin Long star."
  • "Freeman creates a world where asking about your fate is almost like going out for a beer and accepting the answer you get is the most logical thing to do."
  • "To see the memorable characters of Star Trek, Galactica, and Aliens suffer this fate is an atrocity."