fate fate  /ˈfeɪt/


  1. (n) an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
  2. (n) the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
  3. (n) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
  4. (v) decree or designate beforehand


  1. Amid gloomy Wall Street forecasts about the industrys gradual demise, PTI asked insiders to forecast the long-term fate of newspapers.
  2. The fate of the Italians in the Desert, as reported by PTI Correspondent Harry Zinder: It was getting bad and even worse than in Wavell's days, when his Nile Army.
  3. From there his fate is sealed.


  1. Spurs’ fate hamstrung by Parker injury

    SAN ANTONIO — The fate of the Spurs’ championship aspirations rests fully on Tony Parker’s ailing right hamstring — which, Parker said yesterday, could give out at any time. “The doctors say it will not change anything if I rest two more days,” Parker said after the Spurs practiced yesterday in...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Fate of Barry Beach in hands of Montana Supreme Court

    BILLINGS - The fate of Barry Beach is once again in the hands of the Montana Supreme Court.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KBZK Bozeman

  3. Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Anime's 2nd Promo Streamed

    Fate/stay night's Illya re-imagined as magical girl in July TV anime
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Anime News Network


  1. It is "incumbent upon Sergeant Crowley and me to utilize the great opportunity that fate has given us to foster greater sympathy among the American public for the daily perils of policing on the one hand, and for the genuine fears of racial...
    on Jul 31, 2009 By: Henry Louis Gates Source: Washington Post

  2. He said said: "When the mid-flight explosions began the authorities would be unable to prevent the other flights from meeting a similar fate as they would already be in mid-flight and carrying their deadly cargo."
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Peter Wright Source: Spero News

  3. "We have believed for some time that he has been killed and his immediate family have been told our view of his likely fate," Miliband said. "I call again today on the hostage-takers to return Alan's body as soon as possible."
    on Dec 30, 2009 By: David Miliband Source: CNN International

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /