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Webster 1913 Edition


Destiny

Des′ti-ny

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Destinies
(#)
.
[OE.
destinee
,
destene
, F.
destinée
, from
destiner
. See
Destine
.]
1.
That to which any person or thing is destined; predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.
Thither he
Will come to know his
destiny
.
Shakespeare
No man of woman born,
Coward or brave, can shun his
destiny
.
Bryant.
2.
The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.
But who can turn the stream of
destiny
?
Spenser.
Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as
destiny
, for it is
destiny
.
Longfellow.
The Destinies
(Anc. Myth.)
,
the three Parcæ, or Fates; the supposed powers which preside over human life, and determine its circumstances and duration.
Marked by
the Destinies
to be avoided.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Destiny

DESTINY

,
Noun.
1.
State or condition appointed or predetermined; ultimate fate; as, men are solicitous to know their future destiny, which is however happily concealed from them.
2.
Invincible necessity; fate; a necessity or fixed order of things established by a divine decree, or by an indissoluble connection of causes and effects.
But who can turn the stream of destiny?
Destinies, the fates, or supposed powers which preside over himan life, spin it out, and determine it; called by the Latins, parcae.

Definition 2022


Destiny

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Proper noun

Destiny

  1. A female given name.
    • 2010 Dwayne S. Joseph, Eye for an Eye, Urban Soul (2010), ISBN 1601622260:
      The man smiled and extended his hand. "I'm Cole." Rebecca took his hand. "Destiny." She'd chosen the name because she felt as though she'd discovered just that the day she realized what her mission in life was to be.

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English

Noun

destiny (plural destinies)

  1. That to which any person or thing is destined; a predetermined state; a condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.
  2. The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; an irresistible power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.

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  • destiny in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913