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Webster 1913 Edition


Destine

Des′tine

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Destined
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Destining
.]
[F.
destiner
, L.
destinare
;
de
+ the root of
stare
to stand. See
Stand
, and cf.
Obstinate
.]
To determine the future condition or application of; to set apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or preordain; to appoint; – often with the remoter object preceded by to or for.
We are decreed,
Reserved, and
destined
to eternal woe.
Milton.
Till the loathsome opposite
Of all my heart had
destined
, did obtain.
Tennyson.
Syn. – To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend; devote; consecrate; doom.

Webster 1828 Edition


Destine

DESTINE

,
Verb.
T.
[L.]
1.
To set, ordain or appoint to a use, purpose, state or place. We destine a son to the ministerial office; a house for a place of worship; a ship for the London trade or to Lisbon; and we are all destined to a future state of happiness or misery.

Definition 2022


destine

destine

See also: destiné and destiñe

English

Verb

destine (third-person singular simple present destines, present participle destining, simple past and past participle destined)

  1. To preordain
  2. To assign something (especially finance) for a particular use
  3. To have a particular destination

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Anagrams


French

Verb

destine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of destiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of destiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of destiner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of destiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of destiner

Anagrams


Ladin

Verb

destine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of destiner
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of destiner
  3. third-person singular present subjunctive of destiner
  4. third-person plural present subjunctive of destiner

Portuguese

Verb

destine

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of destinar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of destinar
  3. first-person singular imperative of destinar
  4. third-person singular imperative of destinar

Spanish

Verb

destine

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of destinar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of destinar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of destinar.