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Verb
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fates, plural;
  1. Be destined to happen, turn out, or act in a particular way
    • - the regime was fated to end badly
Noun
  1. The development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power
    • - fate decided his course for him
    • - his injury is a cruel twist of fate
  2. The course of someone's life, or the outcome of a particular situation for someone or something, seen as beyond their control
    • - he suffered the same fate as his companion
  3. The inescapable death of a person
    • - the guards led her to her fate
  4. The three goddesses who preside over the birth and life of humans. Each person's destiny was thought of as a thread spun, measured, and cut by the three Fates, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos


  1. destiny: an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  2. destine: decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist"
  3. destiny: the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman); "we are helpless in the face of destiny"
  4. fortune: 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"
  5. (fated) doomed: (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate; "doomed to unhappiness"; "fated to be the scene of Kennedy's assassination"
  6. "Fate" is a popular song from the 1953 musical Kismet and is credited to Robert Wright and George Forrest. Like all the music in that show, the melody was in fact based on music composed by Alexander Borodin, in this case, Borodin's Symphony No.2.
  7. Fate (Yazgı) is a 2001 Turkish drama film directed and screen-written by Zeki Demirkubuz based on the Albert Camus novel L'Étranger... It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
  8. Fate is a 2008 South Korean film.
  9. Fate, Danish heavy metal band originally formed in 1984. They disbanded in 1993, but after a one-off reunion at a German music festival in 2004, Fate was reformed and they released a new album, V, in 2006.
  10. Jade Warrior (Finnish: Jadesoturi, , Estonian: Igavese armastuse sõdalane) is a Finnish-Chinese co-produced movie. It combines elements of the wuxia genre with Finnish Kalevala mythology. It was directed by Antti-Jussi Annila.
  11. The following are characters from the PlayStation game Chrono Cross.
  12. The cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events; The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause; Destiny (perhaps connotes death, ruin, misfortune, etc. ...
  13. (Fates) Atropos, Clotho, and Lachesis; supernatural beings who controlled the destiny of men and of the gods
  14. (the Fates) in Greek and Roman mythology, the three goddesses who control human destiny and life.
  15. (FATES (MOIRAI Gk, PARCAE Rmn)) The Fates were the three goddesses of destiny. Clotho, the youngest, sat at a spinning wheel spinning out the thread of life. Lachesis, the middle-aged, measured out the spun thread. Atropos, the oldest, sat at the end with shears to cut the thread. ...
  16. (Fates) To dream of the fates, unnecessary disagreements and unhappiness is foretold. For a young woman to dream of juggling with fate, denotes she will daringly interpose herself between devoted friends or lovers.
  17. (Fates) three sisters named Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos; these women measure out the length of individuals’ lives; they are the daughters of Zeus and Themis.
  18. Spoken by the Gods, destiny.
  19. [from Latin fatum that which is divinely decreed from fari to speak] The regents of the kosmos, acting as karmic agents of past destiny, are said to be the establishers of fate or destiny for the world or universe then beginning its manvantaric evolution. ...
  20. called shoy or shai by the Egyptians who put great importance of the destiny of each individual. Shoy was the good or ill laid down for each at the moment of birth by the Seven Hathors. If the fate was good, it was called Renenet (Renenutet) after the goddess of generation. ...
  21. From the Latin fatum, prophetic "declaration," "oracle." A destiny once decreed ("said"), hence inevitable. In Western thought, fate is the force or agency, God or other power, outside man's control, believed to determine the course of events before they occur. ...
  22. An inevitable course and destination predetermined by nature.
  23. A result manifested by the collective consciousness, created from the thoughts of humans everywhere. It is not the driving force of life, however, for your own personal thoughts are the most powerful creative power in your life. Collective consciousness is but one influence in your life. ...
  24. The destined result of life after a sequence of fated events. Kismet, Karma, destiny are other names.
  25. The normal outcome of differentiation of a cell's progeny.