from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impossible to avoid or prevent. See Synonyms at certain.
- adj. Invariably occurring or appearing; predictable: the inevitable changes of the seasons.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Impossible to avoid or prevent.
- adj. Predictable, or always happening.
- n. Something that is predictable, or cannot be avoided.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not evitable; incapable of being shunned; unavoidable; certain.
- adj. Irresistible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not evitable; unavoidable; admitting of no escape or evasion: as, inevitable calamities.
- In a more strict sense, equivalent to an act of God (which see, under act).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. invariably occurring or appearing
- adj. incapable of being avoided or prevented
- n. an unavoidable event
From Latin inevitabilis ("unavoidable"), from in + evitabilis ("avoidable"), from evitare ("to avoid"), from e ("out") + vitare ("to shun"). (Wiktionary)