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fate

karma; destiny; chance; luck: We met through a lucky twist of fate.
Not to be confused with:
fete – a day of celebration; a holiday: It was a joyous fete.
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fate

 (fāt)
n.
1. The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events: Fate did not favor his career.
2.
a. The inevitable events predestined by this force: It was her fate to marry a lout.
b. A final result or consequence; an outcome: What was the fate of your project?
c. An unfavorable outcome in life; doom or death: suffered a fate worse than death; the island where the explorer met his fate.
3. Fates Greek & Roman Mythology The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, who control human destiny. Used with the.

[Middle English, from Old French fat, from Latin fātum, prophecy, doom, from neuter past participle of fārī, to speak; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]
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fate

(feɪt)
n
1. the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events
2. the inevitable fortune that befalls a person or thing; destiny
3. the end or final result
4. a calamitous or unfavourable outcome or result; death, destruction, or downfall
vb
(tr; usually passive) to predetermine; doom: he was fated to lose the game.
[C14: from Latin fātum oracular utterance, from fārī to speak]
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fate

(feɪt)

n., v. fat•ed, fat•ing. n.
1. something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot.
2. the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time.
3. that which is inevitably predetermined; destiny.
4. ultimate outcome; final course or state: the fate of a political campaign.
5. destruction or ruin.
6. the Fates, the three goddesses of destiny in Greek and Roman myth.
v.t.
7. to predetermine, as by the decree of fate; destine (used in the passive): a person who was fated to lead the country.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin fātum destiny]
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Fate

 

See Also: HELPLESSNESS, LIFE

  1. Chase destiny like a harpoonist —Edith Pearlman
  2. Fate … creeps like a rat —Elizabeth Bowen
  3. The Fates, like an absent-minded printer, seldom allow a single line to stand perfect and unmarred —George Santayana
  4. Fate treats me mercilessly, like a storm treats a small boat —Anton Chekhov
  5. Like warp and woof all destinies are woven fast —John Greenleaf Whittier
  6. Our lives carried us in our own dimensions, like people passing on different escalators —Mary Ladd Cavell
  7. We’re like dice thrown on the plains of destiny —Rita Mae Brown
Similes Dictionary, 1st Edition. © 1988 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

fate


Past participle: fated
Gerund: fating

Imperative
fate
fate
Present
I fate
you fate
he/she/it fates
we fate
you fate
they fate
Preterite
I fated
you fated
he/she/it fated
we fated
you fated
they fated
Present Continuous
I am fating
you are fating
he/she/it is fating
we are fating
you are fating
they are fating
Present Perfect
I have fated
you have fated
he/she/it has fated
we have fated
you have fated
they have fated
Past Continuous
I was fating
you were fating
he/she/it was fating
we were fating
you were fating
they were fating
Past Perfect
I had fated
you had fated
he/she/it had fated
we had fated
you had fated
they had fated
Future
I will fate
you will fate
he/she/it will fate
we will fate
you will fate
they will fate
Future Perfect
I will have fated
you will have fated
he/she/it will have fated
we will have fated
you will have fated
they will have fated
Future Continuous
I will be fating
you will be fating
he/she/it will be fating
we will be fating
you will be fating
they will be fating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fating
you have been fating
he/she/it has been fating
we have been fating
you have been fating
they have been fating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fating
you will have been fating
he/she/it will have been fating
we will have been fating
you will have been fating
they will have been fating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fating
you had been fating
he/she/it had been fating
we had been fating
you had been fating
they had been fating
Conditional
I would fate
you would fate
he/she/it would fate
we would fate
you would fate
they would fate
Past Conditional
I would have fated
you would have fated
he/she/it would have fated
we would have fated
you would have fated
they would have fated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fate - an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
inevitable - an unavoidable event; "don't argue with the inevitable"
karma - (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
kismat, kismet - (Islam) the will of Allah
predestination - previous determination as if by destiny or fate
doom, doomsday, end of the world, day of reckoning - an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"; "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"
2.fate - the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman); "we are helpless in the face of destiny"
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
occult, supernatural - supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
3.fate - your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)fate - your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"
condition - a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition"
good fortune, good luck, luckiness - an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
providence - a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
bad luck, ill luck, tough luck, misfortune - an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
failure - lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure"
Verb1.fate - decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist"
ordain - issue an order
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

fate

noun
1. destiny, chance, fortune, luck, the stars, weird (archaic), providence, nemesis, kismet, predestination, divine will I see no use quarrelling with fate.
2. destiny, lot, fortune, portion, cup, horoscope No man chooses his fate.
3. outcome, future, destiny, end, issue, upshot What will be the fate of the elections?
4. downfall, end, death, ruin, destruction, doom, demise This new proposal seems doomed to the same fate.
Quotations
"Fate keeps on happening" [Anita Loos Gentlemen Prefer Blondes]
"Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat" [Elizabeth Bowen The House in Paris]
"... to deny fate is arrogance, to declare that we are the sole shapers of our existence is madness" [Oriana Fallaci A Man]
"Fate and character are the same concept" [Novalis Heinrich von Ofterdingen]
Proverbs
"Man proposes, God disposes"
"What must be, must be (Italian, Che sera, sera)"
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fate

noun
1. That which is inevitably destined:
2. A predestined tragic end:
verb
1. To determine the future of in advance:
2. To predestine to a tragic end:
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Translations
قَدَرمَصير، قَضاء وقَدَرمَصير، مَوْت
osudzáhudazkáza
skæbnefremtid
kohtalo
sudbina
végzet
örlögörlög, hlutskipti
運命
운명
fatalistasfatalizmas
bojāejaliktenis
záhuba
usoda
sudbasudbina
öde
โชคชะตา
số phận

fate

[feɪt] N
1. (= destiny) → destino m
what fate has in store for uslo que nos guarda or depara el destino
fate decided otherwiseel destino no lo quiso así
2. (= person's lot) → suerte f
to leave sb to his fateabandonar a algn a su suerte
this sealed his fateesto acabó de perderle
to meet one's fate (= die) → encontrar la muerte
Italy could suffer the same fate as IndiaItalia podría correr la misma suerte que la India, a Italia le podría pasar lo mismo que a la India
that's a fate worse than deathno hay cosa peor
3. the Fates (Myth) → las Parcas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

fate

[ˈfeɪt] n
(= controlling power) → destin m
(= destiny) [person] → sort m
to meet one's fate (= die) → trouver la mort
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fate

nSchicksal nt; the Fates (Myth) → die Parzen pl; the examiners meet to decide our fate next weekdie Prüfer kommen nächste Woche zusammen, um über unser Schicksal zu entscheiden; to leave something to fateetw dem Schicksal überlassen; to leave somebody to his fatejdn seinem Schicksal überlassen; to go to meet one’s fateseinem Schicksal entgegentreten; to meet one’s fatevom Schicksal heimgesucht or ereilt (geh)werden; to face a similar fateeinem ähnlichen Schicksal entgegensehen; to meet with or suffer the same fatedas gleiche Schicksal haben or erleiden; as sure as fate it will go wrongdas geht garantiert schief; as sure as fate it went wrongdas ist natürlich prompt schiefgegangen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

fate

[feɪt] n
a. (force) → destino, sorte f, fato
the Fates (Myth) → le Parche
what has fate in store for us? → cosa ci riserva il destino?
b. (person's lot) → sorte f, destino
to leave sb to his fate → abbandonare qn alla propria sorte or al proprio destino
to meet one's fate (death) → trovare la morte
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

fate

(feit) noun
1. (sometimes with capital) the supposed power that controls events. Who knows what fate has in store (= waiting for us in the future)?
2. a destiny or doom, eg death. A terrible fate awaited her.
ˈfatalism noun
the belief that fate controls everything, and man cannot change it.
ˈfatalist noun
a person who believes in fatalism. He is a complete fatalist – he just accepts everything that happens to him.
ˌfataˈlistic adjective
ˈfated adjective
controlled or intended by fate. He seemed fated to arrive late wherever he went.
ˈfateful adjective
involving important decisions, results etc. At last the fateful day arrived.
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fate

قَدَر osud skæbne Schicksal μοίρα destino kohtalo destin sudbina fato 運命 운명 noodlot skjebne los destino судьба öde โชคชะตา kader số phận 命运
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fate

n. destino.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
No ray Of hope to cheer the way Whereon the fates our desperate voyage urge.
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It was upon this sight then that Gahan of Gathol looked, over the edge of the careening deck of the Vanator, as he sought to learn the fate of his warrior.
In ne house was a father weeping for the loss of his daughter, in another perhaps a mother trembling for the fate of her child; and instead of the blessings that had formerly been heaped on the Sultan's head, the air was now full of curses.
Renewing his enquiries concerning the fate of Ivanhoe, the only information which the cupbearer could collect from the bystanders was, that the knight had been raised with care by certain well-attired grooms, and placed in a litter belonging to a lady among the spectators, which had immediately transported him out of the press.
If anybody knows the fate of Charles Ashmore it is probably his mother.