Destin to Detain

(Des"tin) n. [Cf. F. destin.] Destiny. [Obs.] Marston.

(Des"ti*na*ble) a. [Cf. OF. destinable.] Determined by destiny; fated. Chaucer.

(Des"ti*na*bly), adv. In a destinable manner.

(Des"ti*nal) a. Determined by destiny; fated. [Obs.] "The order destinal." Chaucer.

(Des"ti*nate) a. [L. destinatus, p. p. of destinare. See Destine.] Destined. [Obs.] "Destinate to hell." Foxe.

(Des"ti*nate) v. t. To destine, design, or choose. [Obs.] "That name that God . . . did destinate." Udall.

(Des`ti*na"tion) n. [L. destinatio determination: cf. F. destination destination.]

1. The act of destining or appointing.

2. Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.

3. The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

Syn. — Appointment; design; purpose; intention; destiny; lot; fate; end.

(Des"tine) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Destined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Destining.] [F. destiner, L. destinare; de + the root of stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Obstinate.] 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.

We are decreed,
Reserved, and destined to eternal woe.

Till the loathsome opposite
Of all my heart had destined, did obtain.

Not enjoyment and not sorrow
Is our destined end or way.

Syn. — To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend; devote; consecrate; doom.

(Des"ti*nist) n. A believer in destiny; a fatalist. [R.]

(Des"ti*ny) n.; pl. Destinies [OE. destinee, destene, F. destinée, from destiner. See Destine.]

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.

No man of woman born,
Coward or brave, can shun his destiny.

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?

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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