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

 des·ti·ny /ˈdɛstəni/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·ti·ny n.; pl. Destinies
 1. That to which any person or thing is destined; predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.
 Thither he
 Will come to know his destiny.   --Shak.
 No man of woman born,
 Coward or brave, can shun his destiny.   --Bryant.
 2. The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.
    But who can turn the stream of destiny?   --Spenser.
    Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.   --Longfellow.
 The Destinies Anc. Myth., the three Parcæ, or Fates; the supposed powers which preside over human life, and determine its circumstances and duration.
    Marked by the Destinies to be avoided.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen
           in the future [syn: fate]
      2: the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events
         (often personified as a woman); "we are helpless in the
         face of Destiny" [syn: Fate]
      3: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including
         everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may
         be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the
         luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success
         that was her portion" [syn: fortune, fate, luck, lot,
          circumstances, portion]