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English definition of “destined”

destined

adjective uk   /ˈdes.tɪnd/ us  

destined adjective (PURPOSE)

intended (for a particular purpose): The money was destined for the relief of poverty, but was diverted by corrupt officials. These cars are destined for the European market.

destined adjective (PLACE)

travelling or being sent to somewhere: Customs officers have seized nearly a ton of heroin destined for New York.

destined adjective (FUTURE)

controlled by fate, and not by humans: She is destined for an extremely successful career. [+ to infinitive] These plans are destined to fail. [+ that] Do you think it was destined that we should one day meet?
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