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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 ?
At the two extremities of the port, in order that their fires should converge upon the great axis of the ellipsis formed by the basin, in the first place, two batteries had been raised, evidently destined to receive flank pieces, for D'Artagnan saw the workmen finishing the platform and making ready the demi-circumference in wood upon which the wheels of the pieces might turn to embrace every direction over the epaulement.
They ran thus: "AN IMPENETRABLE MYSTERY SEEMS DESTINED TO HANG FOR EVER OVER THIS ACT OF MADNESS OR DESPAIR.
Recognition, as the name indicates, is a change from ignorance to knowledge, producing love or hate between the persons destined by the poet for good or bad fortune.
Again, "the good and just," throughout the book, is the expression used in referring to the self-righteous of modern times,-- those who are quite sure that they know all that is to be known concerning good and evil, and are satisfied that the values their little world of tradition has handed down to them, are destined to rule mankind as long as it lasts.
Or they talked of making the Indians their servants; as if God had destined them for perpetual bondage to the more powerful white man.
So festina lente, my destined Sylvia, festina lente!
Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
I pictured their lives, troubled by no untoward adventure, honest, decent, and, by reason of those two upstanding, pleasant children, so obviously destined to carry on the normal traditions of their race and station, not without significance.
Spirits destined to be united in the better world are divinely commissioned to discover each other and to begin their union in this world.
So that --let us say it again --no dying Chaldee or Greek had higher and holier thoughts than those, whose mysterious shades you saw creeping over the face of poor Queequeg, as he quietly lay in his swaying hammock, and the rolling sea seemed gently rocking him to his final rest, and the ocean's invisible flood-tide lifted him higher and higher towards his destined heaven.
Such was the ocean that my fate destined me first to travel over under these strange conditions.
They then came to a massive door, which after the introduction into the lock of a key which the young man carried with him, turned heavily upon its hinges, and disclosed the chamber destined for Milady.