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Definition of "destine" [des•tine]

  • To determine beforehand; preordain: a foolish scheme destined to fail; a film destined to become a classic. (verb-transitive)
  • To assign for a specific end, use, or purpose: money destined to pay for their child's education. (verb-transitive)
  • To direct toward a given destination: a flight destined for Tokyo. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "destine" in a sentence
  • "Atalent and beauty, she was destine to take paths that were hers to conquer."
  • "We did not pull all our Troop out of Korea and they apprieated to this day but we gradually let them take over there own destine and boy look at them now."
  • "These creative constraints he placed came from a deep conviction in his own values -- and also seemed to destine him for limited impact."