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Definition of "destiny" []

  • The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot. (noun)
  • A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control: "Marriage and hanging go by destiny” ( Robert Burton). (noun)
  • The power or agency thought to predetermine events: Destiny brought them together. (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.

Use "destiny" in a sentence
  • "Next, it is one of the powers ‘which rule our earthly destiny,’ that is, _fortune_ rules _destiny_."
  • "Your certain destiny is to grow much bigger and stronger."
  • "After Manchester United were beaten by Chelsea in midweek, victory for Arsenal would have put their title destiny in their own hands but without injured trio Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott they mustered few clear chances despite dominating possession and had to share the points with Sunderland for the second time this season."