[syn: bound(p), destined]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Destine \Des"tine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Destined; p. pr. & vb.
n. Destining.] [F. destiner, L. destinare; de + the root of
stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Obstinate.]
To determine the future condition or application of; to set
apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by
destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or
preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object
preceded by to or for.
We are decreed,
Reserved, and destined to eternal woe. --Milton.
Till the loathsome opposite
Of all my heart had destined, did obtain. --Tennyson.
Not enjoyment and not sorrow
Is our destined end or way. --Longfellow.
Syn: To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend;
devote; consecrate; doom.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often
used as a combining form as in `college-bound students';
"children bound for school"; "a flight destined for New
York" [syn: bound, destined]
2: (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; "bound to
happen"; "an old house destined to be demolished"; "he is
destined to be famous" [syn: bound(p), destined]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "destined":
appointed, approaching, bound, certain, coming, designed, desired,
destinal, determined, devoted, doomed, emergent, eventual,
extrapolated, fatal, fated, fateful, fatidic, foredoomed,
foreordained, forthcoming, future, futuristic, hereafter,
hoped-for, imminent, in store, in the cards, ineluctable,
inescapable, inevitable, intended, later, marked, meant, nearing,
ordained, planned, plotted, predestined, predetermined, predicted,
probable, projected, prophesied, prospective, sure, to come, to-be,
ultimate, unavoidable, written