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destine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Destine  \Des"tine\,  v.  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. 
 
  Not  enjoyment  and  not  sorrow  Is  our  destined  end  or 
  way  --Longfellow. 
 
  Syn:  To  design;  mark  out  determine;  allot;  choose  intend; 
  devote;  consecrate;  doom. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  destine 
  v  1:  decree  or  designate  beforehand;  "She  was  destined  to  become 
  a  great  pianist"  [syn:  {fate},  {doom},  {designate}] 
  2:  design  or  destine;  "She  was  intended  to  become  the  director" 
  [syn:  {intend},  {designate},  {specify}] 




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