destiny Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “destiny” in the English Dictionary

"destiny" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈdes.tɪ.ni/
C1 [C] the things that will ​happen in the ​future: The destiny ofournationdepends on this ​vote! She ​felt that her destiny had been shaped by her ​gender. People ​want to control/​determine/take ​charge oftheir own destinies.C1 [U] the ​force that some ​peoplethinkcontrols what ​happens in the ​future, and is ​outsidehumancontrol: You can't ​fight destiny. He is a ​tragicvictim of destiny.
(Definition of destiny from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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destinynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈdes·tə·ni/
the ​particularstate of a ​person or thing in the ​future, ​considered as resulting from ​earlierevents: [C] We all ​want to ​determineour own destinies. Destiny is the ​force that some ​peoplethinkcontrols what ​happens in the ​future, and which cannot be ​influenced by ​people.
(Definition of destiny from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “destiny”
in Spanish destino, sino…
in Vietnamese số mệnh…
in Malaysian takdir…
in Thai ชะตากรรม…
in French destin…
in German das Schicksal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 前途, 命运, 命运之神…
in Turkish kader, yazgı, mukadderat…
in Russian участь, судьба…
in Indonesian takdir…
in Chinese (Traditional) 前途, 命運, 命運之神…
in Polish los, przeznaczenie…
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