from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To determine beforehand; preordain: a foolish scheme destined to fail; a film destined to become a classic.
- transitive v. To assign for a specific end, use, or purpose: money destined to pay for their child's education.
- transitive v. To direct toward a given destination: a flight destined for Tokyo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To preordain
- v. To assign something (especially finance) for a particular use
- v. To have a particular destination
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To set apart, ordain, or appoint to a use, purpose, office, or place.
- To appoint or predetermine unalterably, as by a divine decree; doom; devote.
- Synonyms To intend, mark out, consecrate, dedicate, decree, allot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. decree or designate beforehand
- v. design or destine
Middle English destinen, from Old French destiner; see destiny.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)