fatal fatal  /ˈfeɪ təl/


  1. (adj) bringing death
  2. (adj) having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
  3. (adj) (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
  4. (adj) controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined


  1. Poland's brash union organizer stood up to the Kremlin and dealt the Eastern bloc a fatal blow.
  2. But this is, in fact, our first fatal accident on reentry.
  3. In short, the unusual spate of fatal attacks may have been a ghastly coincidence--but that doesn't mean they were entirely random.


  1. Fatal Crash in Jonesboro

    Police believe speed and alcohol both played factors in a fatal car crash in Jonesboro early Wednesday morning. State police say 48-year old Daniel Snowdeal of Jonesboro was driving on Route 1A when he lost control and struck a pole. The vehicle flipped over. The report came in just before . . .
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WABI Bangor

  2. Fatal crash closes eastbound lanes at Shields Boulevard on I-40

    A fatal crash has been reported on Interstate 40 in south Oklahoma City. The eastbound lanes of I-40 at Shields Boulevard are shut down.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Oklahoman

  3. Fatal Motorcycle Crash Ties up SF Traffic on 101

    A fatal motorcycle collision blocked the three left lanes of U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC Bay Area


  1. "Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final fatal role of the young would be black man," Obama wrote.
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Forbes

  2. "Here you have a young athlete that lost his life in pursuing his passion," Rogge added. "He had a dream to participate in the Olympic Games. He trained hard and he had this fatal accident. I have no words to say what we feel."
    on Feb 12, 2010 By: Jacques Rogge Source: CBS News

  3. "This was a final shot to those who, in the past several years, spread a sense of threat and concern in the world through lies of nuclear weapons ...... Thanks to your resistance, a fatal shot was fired at the dreams of ill-wishers and the...
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Forbes

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