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destined


  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]: 
 
  destined 
  adj  1:  headed  or  intending  to  head  in  a  certain  direction; 
  "children  bound  for  school";  "a  flight  destined  for 
  New  York";  often  used  as  a  combining  form 
  "school-bound  children";  "college-bound  high  school 
  students"  [syn:  {bound}] 
  2:  (usually  followed  by  `to')  governed  by  fate;  "bound  to 
  happen";  "an  old  house  destined  to  be  demolished";  "he  is 
  destined  to  be  famous"  [syn:  {bound(p)}] 




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