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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·tine v. t. [imp. & p. p. Destined p. pr. & vb. n. Destining.]  To determine the future condition or application of; to set apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object preceded by to or for.
 We are decreed,
 Reserved, and destined to eternal woe.   --Milton.
 Till the loathsome opposite
 Of all my heart had destined, did obtain.   --Tennyson.
 Not enjoyment and not sorrow
 Is our destined end or way.   --Longfellow.
 Syn: -- To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend; devote; consecrate; doom.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often
             used as a combining form as in `college-bound
             students'; "children bound for school"; "a flight
             destined for New York" [syn: bound]
      2: (usually followed by `to') governed by fate; "bound to
         happen"; "an old house destined to be demolished"; "he is
         destined to be famous" [syn: bound(p)]