Is it your fate to win a fortune in the lottery and retire young? Better hope so. Fate is like destiny, so that means winning the lottery would be an inevitable outcome.
The word fate traces back to the Latin word fatum, meaning “that which has been spoken,” and something that's your fate is a done deal, not open to revision. If you feel like something is your fate, you feel it's beyond your control. Fate is often referred to directly, as if it were a supernatural power: “fate tore us apart." It can also describe your lot in life, like if it's your fate to take over the family farm.
n an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
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an unavoidable event
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
(Islam) the will of Allah
previous determination as if by destiny or fate
day of reckoning, doom, doomsday, end of the world
an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
n your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
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good fortune, good luck, luckiness
an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
bad luck, ill luck, misfortune, tough luck
an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
lack of success
the condition of prospering; having good fortune
a desirable state
the condition of being financially weak
adversity, hard knocks, hardship
a state of misfortune or affliction
gutter, sewer, toilet
misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
a state of complete lack of some abstract property
the inability of a bank to meet its credit obligations
the failure of crops to produce a marketable surplus
something doomed to failure
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a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing