destine


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.

des·tine

 (dĕs′tĭn)
tr.v. des·tined, des·tin·ing, des·tines
1. To cause to have a certain outcome; preordain by fate or fortune: a foolish scheme destined to fail; a film destined to become a classic.
2. To assign for a specific end, use, or purpose: money destined to pay for their child's education.
3. To direct toward a given destination: a flight destined for Tokyo.

[Middle English destinen, from Old French destiner; see destiny.]

destine

(ˈdɛstɪn)
vb
(tr) to set apart or appoint (for a certain purpose or person, or to do something); intend; design
[C14: from Old French destiner, from Latin dēstināre to appoint, from de- + -stināre, from stāre to stand]

des•tine

(ˈdɛs tɪn)

v.t. -tined, -tin•ing.
1. to set apart for a particular use, purpose, etc.; intend.
2. to appoint or ordain beforehand; foreordain; predetermine.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French destiner < Latin dēstināre to establish, determine =dē- de- + *stanāre, akin to stāre to stand]

destine


Past participle: destined
Gerund: destining

Imperative
destine
destine
Present
I destine
you destine
he/she/it destines
we destine
you destine
they destine
Preterite
I destined
you destined
he/she/it destined
we destined
you destined
they destined
Present Continuous
I am destining
you are destining
he/she/it is destining
we are destining
you are destining
they are destining
Present Perfect
I have destined
you have destined
he/she/it has destined
we have destined
you have destined
they have destined
Past Continuous
I was destining
you were destining
he/she/it was destining
we were destining
you were destining
they were destining
Past Perfect
I had destined
you had destined
he/she/it had destined
we had destined
you had destined
they had destined
Future
I will destine
you will destine
he/she/it will destine
we will destine
you will destine
they will destine
Future Perfect
I will have destined
you will have destined
he/she/it will have destined
we will have destined
you will have destined
they will have destined
Future Continuous
I will be destining
you will be destining
he/she/it will be destining
we will be destining
you will be destining
they will be destining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been destining
you have been destining
he/she/it has been destining
we have been destining
you have been destining
they have been destining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been destining
you will have been destining
he/she/it will have been destining
we will have been destining
you will have been destining
they will have been destining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been destining
you had been destining
he/she/it had been destining
we had been destining
you had been destining
they had been destining
Conditional
I would destine
you would destine
he/she/it would destine
we would destine
you would destine
they would destine
Past Conditional
I would have destined
you would have destined
he/she/it would have destined
we would have destined
you would have destined
they would have destined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.destine - decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist"
ordain - issue an order
2.destine - design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
mean - destine or designate for a certain purpose; "These flowers were meant for you"
design - plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect; "This room is not designed for work"
slate - designate or schedule; "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor"
aim, calculate, direct - specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

destine

verb
To determine the future of in advance:
Translations

destine

[ˈdestɪn] VTdestinar (for, to para)

destine

[ˈdɛstɪn] vtdestiner

destine

vt
(= set apart, predestine) personbestimmen, ausersehen; objectbestimmen; to be destined to do somethingdazu bestimmt or ausersehen sein, etw zu tun; to be destined for somethingzu etw bestimmt sein
usu pass (= be fated) we were destined to meetdas Schicksal hat es so gewollt, dass wir uns begegnen; I was destined never to see them againich sollte sie nie (mehr) wiedersehen

destine

[ˈdɛstɪn] vt (frm) → destinare
References in classic literature ?
Besides, there is an elevation of character about Oliver that proceeds from education, which would forbid so clan- destine a proceeding.
Le produit, destine a la contrebande, ete decouvert a bord d'une camionnette de marque Mazda, intercepte lors d'un barrage sur la route reliant Sebaa Chioukh a Remchi.
Les prix a la consommation de l'essence, du gasoil et du fuel industriel connaitront une hausse a compter du 2 juin, pour faire face a l'augmentation du cours du petrole brut sur le marche international, annonce, vendredi, le ministere charge des Affaires generales et de la Gouvernance, precisant que les prix du gaz butane et du fuel destine a la production de l'electricite resteront inchanges.