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.
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)]