noun, plural des·ti·nies.

  1. something that is to happen or has happened to a particular person or thing; lot or fortune.
  2. the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events.
  3. the power or agency that determines the course of events.
  4. (initial capital letter) this power personified or represented as a goddess.
  5. the Destinies, the Fates.

noun plural -nies

  1. the future destined for a person or thing; fate; fortune; lot
  2. the predetermined or inevitable course of events
  3. the ultimate power or agency that predetermines the course of events

noun plural -nies

  1. the power that predetermines events, personified as a goddess

mid-14c., from Old French destinée (12c.) “purpose, intent, fate, destiny; that which is destined,” noun use of fem. past participle of destiner, from Latin destinare “make firm, establish” (see destination). The sense is of “that which has been firmly established,” as by fate.

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