noun (plural destinies)
- 1The events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future: she was unable to control her own destinyMore example sentences
- The very destinies of future generations can be changed right here for eternity, I think.
- The intricate events and various destinies interplay into a complicated story.
- They would know that in future the destinies of all its citizens would be entirely in their own hands.
- 1.1 [mass noun] The hidden power believed to control future events; fate: he believed in destinyMore example sentences
future, fate, fortune, doom; lot, portion, due; nemesis• literary dolefate, providence; predestination; divine decree, God's will, kismet, the stars; luck, fortune, chance; Hinduism & Buddhism karma; Greek & Roman Mythology the Fates; Greek Mythology Moirai; Roman Mythology Parcae; Norse Mythology the Norns
- It seems that people who want to achieve should believe in destiny, rather than chance.
- He believes the hand of destiny is on his side, just as it was when he was tearing up the track everywhere from the Isle of Man to Japan.
- I had to believe that history, destiny, was written at a much more profound level.
Middle English: from Old French destinee, from Latin destinata, feminine past participle of destinare 'make firm, establish'.