from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Roman Mythology The Fates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The Fates. See fate, 4.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Latin name of the Fates.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of the three Roman goddesses of fate or destiny; identified with the Greek Moirai and similar to the Norse Norns
Latin; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)