fate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fāt), [key]
— n., v., fat•ed, fat•ing.
- something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot: It is always his fate to be left behind.
- the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time: Fate decreed that they would never meet again.
- that which is inevitably predetermined; destiny: Death is our ineluctable fate.
- a prophetic declaration of what must be: The oracle pronounced their fate.
- death, destruction, or ruin.
- the three goddesses of destiny, known to the Greeks as the Moerae and to the Romans as the Parcae.
- to predetermine, as by the decree of fate; destine (used in the passive): a person who was fated to be the savior of the country.
- fate (Thesaurus)
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