Destiny - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdestənɪ|  American pronunciation of the word destiny
Brit.  |ˈdestɪnɪ|  British pronunciation of the word destiny


- an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future (syn: fate)
- the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman) (syn: fate)
we are helpless in the face of destiny
- your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) (syn: circumstances, fate, fortune, lot, luck, portion)

Extra examples

They believed it was their destiny to be together.

I believed it was my destiny to play for England.

Nancy wondered whether it was her destiny to live in England and marry Melvyn.

She always had a strong sense of destiny.

...the belief that it is the destiny of the human race to explore our solar system and yon...

She had always been mistress of her own destiny.

John has been pollarded by Destiny, so he was now to grow up straight.

Lawrence's heroic struggle against his destiny.

Our country must be master of its own economic destiny.

Word forms

singular: destiny
plural: destinies
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