What does the word fate mean?

Usage examples for fate

  1. She, of course, was to decide Boone's fate. – The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman by Uncle Philip
  2. Declare thy purpose, for thy will is fate. – The Odyssey of Homer by 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 by Henry James