fate (noun) LISTEN
Someone’s fate is something that unavoidably happens to that person.
- Trevor's fate was determined by the choices he made as a teenager.
Fate also means ‘destiny.’
- Sally knew that it was her fate to become president of the country.
- It was Leslie's fate to marry Mike.
Fate can also mean ‘death’ or ‘destruction.’
- Many soldiers met their fate at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Don't confuse it with
faith: belief in the teachings of a religion. Example: “The Jedi had faith in the Force.”
fate worse than death: a tragedy that would make life not worth living. Example: “When the soldiers arrived, the villagers suffered a fate worse than death.”
In pop culture
A twist of fate is an everyday event that happens by chance and is strange or has major importance. A Simple Twist of Fate is also a movie about a small child who wanders into a man’s home and it changes his life. Watch the trailer for this movie.
There are other meanings of fate.
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