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Meaning of DESTINE

Pronunciation:  'destin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
  2. [v]  decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist"

DESTINE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: designate, designate, doom, fate, intend, specify
 See Also: aim, calculate, design, direct, mean, ordain, plan, slate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Des"tine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Destined}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Destining}.] [F. destiner, L. destinare; de + the root of
stare to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Obstinate}.]
To determine the future condition or application of; to set
apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by
destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or
preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object
preceded by to or for.

      We are decreed, Reserved, and destined to eternal woe.

      Till the loathsome opposite Of all my heart had
      destined, did obtain.                    --Tennyson.

      Not enjoyment and not sorrow Is our destined end or
      way.                                     --Longfellow.

Syn: To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend;
     devote; consecrate; doom.

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