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destine

des·tine

destine

 
pronunciation:
de stihn
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: destined, destines, destining
definition 1: to specify for or send toward a particular place, end, or purpose.
These pine logs are destined for the sawmill.They set out on a ship destined for the New World.
similar words:
mean
definition 2: to ordain in advance or fix on a particular course, as by fate or divine will.
Her efforts were destined to fail.His extraodinary talent destined him for success.
similar words:
doom, fate, mean, ordain