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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fateful  \Fate"ful\,  a.  . 
  Having  the  power  of  serving  or  accomplishing  fate.  ``The 
  fateful  steel.''  --J.  Barlow. 
 
  2.  Significant  of  fate;  ominous. 
 
  The  fateful  cawings  of  the  crow.  --Longfellow. 
  --  {Fate"ful*ly},  adv.-  {Fate"ful*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fateful 
  adj  1:  having  momentous  consequences;  of  decisive  importance;  "that 
  fateful  meeting  of  the  U.N.  when...it  declared  war  on 
  North  Korea"-  Saturday  Rev;  "the  fatal  day  of  the 
  election  finally  arrived"  [syn:  {fatal}] 
  2:  of  ominous  significance  [syn:  {foreboding(a)},  {portentous}] 
  3:  (of  events)  having  extremely  unfortunate  or  dire 
  consequences;  bringing  ruin;  "the  stock  market  crashed  on 
  Black  Friday";  "a  calamitous  defeat";  "the  battle  was  a 
  disastrous  end  to  a  disastrous  campaign";  "such  doctrines, 
  if  true,  would  be  absolutely  fatal  to  my  theory"-  Charles 
  Darwin;  "it  is  fatal  to  enter  any  war  without  the  will  to 
  win  it"-  Douglas  MacArthur;  "a  fateful  error"  [syn:  {black}, 
  {calamitous},  {disastrous},  {fatal}] 
  4:  controlled  or  decreed  by  fate;  predetermined;  "a  fatal 
  series  of  events"  [syn:  {fatal}] 




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