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"destined" in British English

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destinedadjective

uk   us   /ˈdes.tɪnd/

destined adjective (PURPOSE)

intended (for a ​particularpurpose): The ​money was destined for the ​relief of ​poverty, but was ​diverted by ​corruptofficials. These ​cars are destined for the ​Europeanmarket.

destined adjective (PLACE)

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

destined adjective (FUTURE)

controlled by fate, and not by ​humans: She is destined for an ​extremelysuccessfulcareer. [+ to infinitive] These ​plans are destined tofail. [+ that] Do you ​think it was destined that we should one ​daymeet?
(Definition of destined from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"destined" in American English

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destinedadjective

 us   /ˈdes·tənd/
intended for or being ​sent to a ​particularplace: The ​mail was destined for ​addressesthroughout the Northeast. To be destined can ​mean to ​happen in a ​particular way that ​seems to have been ​decided in ​advance: [+ to infinitive] He was destined to ​die before he could ​complete the ​poem.
(Definition of destined from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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