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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.]

destined

(ˈdɛstɪnd)
adj (postpositive)
1. foreordained or certain; meant: he is destined to be famous.
2. (usually foll by for) heading (towards a specific destination); directed: a letter destined for Europe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.destined - headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'; "children bound for school"; "a flight destined for New York"
orientated, oriented - adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination; "the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view"; "helping freshmen become oriented to college life"; "the book is value-oriented throughout"
2.destined - (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; "bound to happen"; "an old house destined to be demolished"; "he is destined to be famous"
sure, certain - certain to occur; destined or inevitable; "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win"

destined

adjective fated, meant, intended, designed, certain, bound, doomed, ordained, predestined, foreordained He feels that he was destined to become a musician.
destined for bound for, meant, intended, booked, directed, scheduled, routed, heading for, assigned, en route, on the road to products destined for the south
Translations
مُتَّجِه إلىمُقَدَّر لَهُ
předurčenýsměřujícíurčený
bestemt forbestemt til
rendeltetve van
á leiî tilsem er ætlaîur ákveîinn ferill
lemtaskirtavykstantis
ar galamērķiiepriekšnolemts
smerujúci
alnına yazılmış-e gidecekkaderinde var

destined

[ˈdestɪnd] ADJ
1. (= intended) destined fordestinado a
2. (= fated) to be destined to do sthestar destinado a hacer algo
it was destined to failestaba destinado or condenado a fracasar
she was destined for greater thingsestaba destinada or predestinada a llegar lejos
it was destined to happen this waytenía que ocurrir así
we were destined never to meet againel destino no quiso que nos volviéramos a encontrar
3. (= travelling) destined for Londoncon destino a Londres

destined

[ˈdɛstɪnd] adj
to be destined to do sth (by fate)être destiné(e) à faire qch
to be destined for sth (= be bound for) [person] → être promis(e) à qch; [thing] → être destiné(e) à qch
(= on the way to) destined for London → à destination de Londres

destined

adj destined for (ship, person)unterwegs nach; goodsfür; where is the cargo destined for?wo geht diese Fracht hin?

destined

[ˈdɛstɪnd] adj pred
a. destined for sth/sb/to do sth (by fate) → destinato/a a qc/qn/a fare qc
we were destined to meet → eravamo destinati a incontrarci
b. (bound for) destined for Londoncon destinazione Londra, diretto/a a Londra

destined

(ˈdestind) adjective
1. (having a future) organized or arranged beforehand (by a person or by fate). She was destined for success.
2. bound or heading (for a place). destined for Singapore.
References in classic literature ?
He knows that in spite of all the stout talk of his fellows he must live and die in uncertainty, a thing blown by the winds, a thing destined like corn to wilt in the sun.
I have already received advance orders for a number of my devices from abroad, and as they are destined to save lives I feel that I ought to keep on with my work.
I am destined to see you only by accident," she said, shoving the cat off the chair beside her.
It was in this scene of strife and bloodshed that the incidents we shall attempt to relate occurred, during the third year of the war which England and France last waged for the possession of a country that neither was destined to retain.
On the triangular portion of the gable, that fronted next the street, was a dial, put up that very morning, and on which the sun was still marking the passage of the first bright hour in a history that was not destined to be all so bright.
The edifice -- originally projected on a scale adapted to the old commercial enterprise of the port, and with an idea of subsequent prosperity destined never to be realized -- contains far more space than its occupants know what to do with.
Now having a night, a day, and still another night following before me in New Bedford, ere I could embark for my destined port, it became a matter of concernment where I was to eat and sleep meanwhile.
By this time their destined victim appeared from his cabin.
And then the visitors were taken to the other parts of the building, to see what became of each particle of the waste material that had vanished through the floor; and to the pickling rooms, and the salting rooms, the canning rooms, and the packing rooms, where choice meat was prepared for shipping in refrigerator cars, destined to be eaten in all the four corners of civilization.
She knew it," she said; "she always felt it, that she was destined to be the most miserable of mothers.
Here is this vast, savage, hovering mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man--a sort of breeding in and in, which produces at most a merely English nobility, a civilization destined to have a speedy limit.
John Knightley's, and was destined, if she could please herself, to hold a very honourable station over the mantelpiece.