Fate vs. Destiny

Fate vs. Destiny — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Fate and Destiny

Fatenoun

The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events

Fate did not favor his career.

Destinynoun

The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot.

Fatenoun

The inevitable events predestined by this force

It was her fate to marry a lout.

Destinynoun

A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control

"Marriage and hanging go by destiny" (Robert Burton).

Fatenoun

A final result or consequence; an outcome

What was the fate of your project?.

Destinynoun

The power or agency thought to predetermine events

Destiny brought them together.

Fatenoun

An unfavorable outcome in life; doom or death

suffered a fate worse than death.the island where the explorer met his fate.

Destinynoun

That to which any person or thing is destined; a predetermined state; a condition predestined by the Divine or by human will

Fatenoun

Fates Greek & Roman Mythology The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, who control human destiny. Used with the.

Destinynoun

The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; an irresistible power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.

Fatenoun

The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.

Destinynoun

an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

Fatenoun

The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.

Destinynoun

the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman);

we are helpless in the face of Destiny

Fatenoun

Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.

Accept your fate.

Destinynoun

your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);

whatever my fortune may bedeserved a better fatehas a happy lotthe luck of the Irisha victim of circumstancessuccess that was her portion

Fatenoun

(mythology) lang=en (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).

Fateverb

(transitive) To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.

The oracle's prediction fated Oedipus to kill his father; not all his striving could change what would occur.

Fatenoun

an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

Fatenoun

the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman);

we are helpless in the face of Destiny

Fatenoun

your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);

whatever my fortune may bedeserved a better fatehas a happy lotthe luck of the Irisha victim of circumstancessuccess that was her portion

Fateverb

decree or designate beforehand;

She was destined to become a great pianist