Part of speech: noun

Predetermined and inevitable necessity; destiny; fortune; lot; doom; death.

Part of speech: noun

Gr. & Rom. Myth. The three goddesses supposed to control all destinies.

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Usage examples "fate":

  1. She, of course, was to decide Boone's fate. - "The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman", Uncle Philip.
  2. Declare thy purpose, for thy will is fate. - "The Odyssey of Homer", Homer, translated by Alexander Pope.
  3. It's every one's fate to be in one way or another the subject of ideas. - "The Awkward Age", Henry James.