Definitions of fate

  1. decree or designate beforehand; " She was destined to become a great pianist"
  2. The three goddesses which presided over the destinies of individuals, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos.
  3. Gr. & Rom. Myth. The three goddesses supposed to control all destinies.
  4. 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. an event ( or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  6. A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned.
  7. Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.
  8. The element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him.
  9. The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parcaewho were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread.
  10. Destiny; inevitable or unavoidable necessity; death or destruction; predestined lot.
  11. Inevitable destiny or necessity; appointed lot; ill- fortune; doom; final issue.
  12. Inevitable necessity; destiny; death.
  13. Predetermined and inevitable necessity; destiny; fortune; lot; doom; death.
  14. That destiny which foredooms everything and which there is no evading; predestined lot; final event; death; destruction.
  15. Inevitable necessity; lot; destiny.