Someone who's destined is fated or meant to do something. If your mom says you're destined for a life on the stage, she means that it's certain you'll be an actor one day.

Being destined for something can be great luck — if, for example, you're destined to be a millionaire. It can also mean something closer to "doomed," as you might be if you're destined to a string of bad luck after breaking a mirror and seeing a black cat run past at the exact same moment. The Old French root is destinée, "purpose, intent, fate, or destiny."

Definitions of destined
  1. adjective
    governed by fate
    “an old house destined to be demolished”
    “he is destined to be famous”
    synonyms: bound
    certain, sure
    certain to occur; destined or inevitable
  2. adjective
    headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
    “a flight destined for New York”
    synonyms: bound
    orientated, oriented
    adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination
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