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DESTINED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does destined mean? 

DESTINED (adjective)
  The adjective DESTINED has 2 senses:

1. headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in 'college-bound students'
2. (usually followed by 'to') governed by fate

  Familiarity information: DESTINED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DESTINED (adjective)


Sense 1destined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in 'college-bound students'

Synonyms:

destined; bound

Context examples:

children bound for school / a flight destined for New York

Similar:

orientated; oriented (adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination)


Sense 2destined [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually followed by 'to') governed by fate

Synonyms:

destined; bound

Context examples:

bound to happen / an old house destined to be demolished / he is destined to be famous

Similar:

certain; sure (certain to occur; destined or inevitable)


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