from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Governed by fate; predetermined.
  • adj. Condemned to death or destruction; doomed: the fated city of Troy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Foreordained, predetermined, established in advance by fate.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decreed by fate; destined; doomed.
  • Invested with the power of determining destiny.
  • Exempted by fate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Determined or consigned by fate; doomed; destined: as, he was fated to a violent end.
  • Regulated by fate; awarded, appointed, or set apart by fate.
  • Exempted by fate.
  • Invested with the power of determining fates or destinies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate


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