Crossword clues for destiny
- It's often met "on the road taken to avoid it," per Jean de la Fontaine
- An event (or course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
- The ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman)
- Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Destiny \Des"ti*ny\, n.; pl. Destinies. [OE. destinee, destene, F. destin['e]e, from destiner. See Destine.]
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.
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.
The Destinies (Anc. Myth.), the three Parc[ae], or Fates; the supposed powers which preside over human life, and determine its circumstances and duration.
Marked by the Destinies to be avoided.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., from Old French destinée (12c.) "purpose, intent, fate, destiny; that which is destined," noun use of fem. past participle of destiner, from Latin destinare "make firm, establish" (see destination). The sense is of "that which has been firmly established," as by fate.
n. 1 That to which any person or thing is destined; a predetermined state; a condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom. 2 The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; an irresistible power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.
n. an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future [syn: fate]
the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman); "we are helpless in the face of Destiny" [syn: Fate]
your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion" [syn: fortune, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion]
Destiny or fate is a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual.
Destiny is the fifteenth studio album released by American band The Jacksons recorded at Dawnbreaker Studios – San Fernando, California. It was released in 1978 on Epic Records. The album would eventually sell over four million copies worldwide, two million in America during its initial run and another two million worldwide. The album marked the first time in the band's career in which they had total artistic control, and was also the first album produced by the brothers.
Destiny is a DC Comics character created by Marv Wolfman and Bernie Wrightson, first appearing in Weird Mystery Tales #1 (1972), and was regular host of that series for the first fourteen issues, after which he hosted Secrets of Haunted House. He is one of the Endless in Neil Gaiman's comic book series, The Sandman. In The Sandman Special #1, he was also referred to by his Greek name, Potmos. In 1997, he starred in an eponymous three-issue limited series written by Alisa Kwitney.
Destiny is portrayed as a tall figure, obscured within a purple or brown robe and cowl. He reads from a large book, originally known as the Cosmic Log, chained to his right wrist, which contains all past, present, and future events. He does not leave footprints, nor does he cast a shadow. Destiny is blind, although this doesn't appear to hinder him and it has been stated that, opposed to simply being blind, Destiny '...sees everything.' He is always calm, detached, and somber even in extreme situations.
The Destiny module is the primary operating facility for U.S. research payloads aboard the International Space Station (ISS). It was berthed to the Unity module and activated over a period of five days in February, 2001. Destiny is NASA's first permanent operating orbital research station since Skylab was vacated in February 1974.
The Boeing Company began construction of the 16 ton (14.5 tonne), state-of-the art research laboratory in 1995 at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Destiny was shipped to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 1998, and was turned over to NASA for pre-launch preparations in August 2000. It launched on February 7, 2001 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-98.
Astronauts work inside the pressurized facility to conduct research in numerous scientific fields. Scientists throughout the world will use the results to enhance their studies in medicine, engineering, biotechnology, physics, materials science, and Earth science.
Destiny (also known as Fate, ) is an opera in three acts by Leoš Janáček to a Czech libretto by the composer and Fedora Bartošová. Janáček began the work in 1903 and completed it in 1907. The inspiration for the opera came from a visit by Janáček in the summer of 1903, after the death of his daughter Olga, to the spa at Luhačovice. There, Janáček met Kamila Urválková, who had been the subject of an opera by Ludvík Čelanský, Kamila, where she felt that Čelanský had falsely depicted her personality. After learning that Janáček was a composer, Urválková persuaded Janáček to write another opera to counteract Čelanský's portrait of her.
Janáček submitted the opera to the Brno Theatre in 1906, and to the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague in 1907, but both theatres rejected the score. The score stayed with the Vinohrady Theatre even after Janáček had threatened lawsuits against the theatre and after the Brno theatre made offers of a possible production.
The work did not receive a hearing until after Janáček's death, in 1934 on Brno Radio.
Destiny is a predetermined course of events or fixed natural order of the universe.
Destiny may also refer to:
Destiny is the ninth studio album by heavy metal band Saxon released in 1988. It is also the only studio album to feature the rhythm section of drummer Nigel Durham and bassist Paul Johnson (former Heritage, later in U.S.I.) on it.
Destiny is the seventh studio album by power metal band Stratovarius, released on 5 October 1998 through Noise Records. It reached No. 1 on the Finnish albums chart and remained on that chart for 17 weeks. " SOS" was released as a single, reaching No. 2 on the Finnish singles chart and remaining on that chart for eleven weeks.
"Destiny" is the 61st episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 15th episode of the third season.
A joint Federation–Cardassian mission to establish a communications relay on the other side of the wormhole is complicated by an ancient Bajoran prophecy of doom.
Not to be confused with Destiny Angel, a character from Captain Scarlet.
"Destiny" is episode 8 of season 5 in the television show Angel. Co-written by David Fury and Steven S. DeKnight and directed by Skip Schoolnik, it was originally broadcast on November 19, 2003 on the WB network. In "Destiny", when a mysterious package arrives at Wolfram & Hart that renders Spike corporeal again, Eve claims the universe is in chaos because the Shanshu Prophecy states only one vampire with a soul can be the champion of good. Angel and Spike duel over a mystical grail to decide which one will be the champion, as flashbacks show the complex relationship between the two vampires. Guest star Juliet Landau reprises her role as Drusilla, and Christian Kane makes an uncredited appearance at the end of the episode playing Lindsey McDonald.
"Destiny" is a song by the band Zero 7 and features vocal performances by Sia Furler and Sophie Barker. It was included on the album Simple Things and was released as a single.
It was included on the soundtracks for the films Blue Crush, Obsessed and Raising Helen, WB teen drama Roswell, show as well as the chill-out compilation CD Chillout 2002: The Ultimate Chillout. The song was also featured in the Sky Movies advertising of the Star Wars saga on British television, and also in the US-series Smallville. Lacoste used the song as background music for their official website.
Two music videos were produced for this song, one directed by Tommy Pallotta at Ghost Robot utilizing interpolated rotoscoping techniques and another by Howard Greenhalgh.
The song's lyrics deal with two lonely hearts whose paths in life will eventually tread into one another.
Destiny is a fictional cosmic character in the Marvel Comics Universe created by Steve Gerber and George Tuska, whose first appearance was in Marvel Two-in-One #6. The character was re-imagined for Tales of the Thing #1.
Destiny is a heavy metal / progressive metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, founded by Stefan Björnshög.
Destiny is the fourth regular studio album by all-female German pop group No Angels, released by Polydor Records and Universal Music Domestic on April 13, 2007 in German-speaking Europe. Recorded during the first quarter of 2007, it marked the band's first commercial album release since their official disbandment in the fall of 2003. Primarily produced by production teams Jiant and Twin, with additional contribution from Max Martin, Steve Mac, Adrian Newman and Tobias Gustafsson among others, it was and the first album to feature the No Angels' second lineup, excluding original band member Vanessa Petruo.
Recorded within a period of a few weeks only, the album was generally lukewarm-received by music critics. On the charts, Destiny peaked at number four in Germany, and reached number fourteen and number twenty-two in Austria and Switzerland respectively, barely selling 30,000 copies within the first three months of release. Altogether, Destiny spawned five singles with Twin-produced " Goodbye to Yesterday" and " Maybe," the ballad " Amaze Me," the Womack & Womack cover " Teardrops" and the German ESC entry " Disappear." Previously unreleased, latter two appeared on a re-release edition of the album, branded Destiny Reloaded and released on March 14, 2008.
Destiny is the third studio album from American R&B group Shai, released on February 16, 1999 by Big Play Records.
Destiny is the seventh studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the nineteenth of her career overall. It was released in 1996.
Destiny is a 2006 Turkish drama film, produced, written and directed by Zeki Demirkubuz, starring Vildan Atasever as a bar singer who is in love with a somewhat unstable criminal. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on , won awards at film festivals in Antalya, Ankara, Nuremberg and Istanbul, including the Golden Orange for Best film. It is a prequel to Innocence (1997).
Destiny is a monthly high-end business, lifestyle and fashion magazine for women. It is published in South African by Ndalo Media.
Destiny is a feminine name meaning "destiny, fate", from the Latin word "destinare," meaning "to determine." It has been a popular name in the United States, where it is ranked in the top 50 names given to baby girls. It is also a name particularly popular for African American girls. In 2006, Destiny was among the top 10 names given to African American girls in New York City.
"Destiny" is a song by Schiller, with vocals by Despina Vandi. It is included on Schiller's gold album Sehnsucht. On February 22, 2008, "Sehnsucht" by German band Schiller was released in Germany by Sleepingroom, including many collaborations with international stars such as Despina Vandi with the song "Destiny" amongst them. It is the first international collaboration between Despina Vandi and German band Schiller. The song is written and produced by both Phoebus and Schiller.
The song was later also released on Vandi's repackaged CD 10 Hronia Mazi: It's Destiny.
Destiny is the sixth studio album by American R&B/ funk singer Chaka Khan, released on Warner Bros. Records in 1986.
Destiny was Khan's follow-up to the platinum-selling I Feel for You and was as high tech as its predecessor—symptomatically and characteristically for its period with more producers and sound engineers credited in the liner notes than musicians—but was musically more geared towards rock and pop than soul and R&B, most prominently on tracks such as "So Close", the self-penned title track "My Destiny", "Who's It Gonna Be" and "Watching the World" featuring Phil Collins on drums and backing vocals.
The album spun off five single releases, the first being " Love of a Lifetime", co-written, co-produced and featuring backing vocals by Green Gartside of British band Scritti Politti (US Pop #53, US R&B #21, UK #52). The second single "Tight Fit" was a midtempo R&B ballad, just like "Eye to Eye" from I Feel for You produced by Russ Titelman, which reached #28 on the US R&B chart. The satirical "Earth to Mickey" (When are you going to land?), featuring Khan both singing and rapping (and keyboardist Reggie Griffin rapping in the role of 'Mickey'), was released as the third single in early 1987 and only just made the Top 100 of the R&B chart, peaking at #93. The dramatic ballad "The Other Side of the World", written by Mike Rutherford of Genesis and B. A. Robertson and which had first been released as part of the White Nights soundtrack album in late 1985, reached #81. The fifth single "Watching the World" never charted. The album itself fared slightly better, reaching #25 on Billboard's R&B albums chart, but stalling at #67 on Pop and #77 in the UK. Destiny however gave Khan another Grammy nomination in 1987 for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female. The track "My Destiny" was used as the theme song for Richard Pryor's motion picture Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling.
The closing track, the heavily edited one minute thirty-nine seconds "Coltrane Dreams", a tribute to John Coltrane, had a backing track mainly made up of samples of Khan's voice. The actual full-length version of the track (4:54) was only released as the B-side of the 12" single "Love of a Lifetime".
"Love of a Lifetime", "Tight Fit", "Earth to Mickey" and "Watching the World" were all released as 12" singles including extended remixes.
While the success of Khan's own single releases in 1986 was limited to the R&B charts, she appeared as featured vocalist/vocal arranger on two worldwide pop/rock chart hits that same year, Steve Winwood's "Higher Love" and Robert Palmer's " Addicted to Love"; on the latter she was only credited for 'vocal arrangement' in the liner notes. The song was originally recorded with Khan sharing lead vocals with Palmer but due to contractual problems between Warner Bros. Records and Island Records her own vocals were removed from the final mix.
Destiny is a 1938 Italian drama film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Cesare Bettarini.
Destiny is the Sixth album of Filipina Singer-Actress Jolina Magdangal under GMA Records. "Will of the wind" is the carrier single and used as the main theme song of the movie I.T.A.L.Y.( I trust and love you). Other songs from this album was also used as a theme song to some of GMA Network TV series like Filipino adaptation of koreanovela All about Eve and koreanovela The Legend. A cover of Fra Lippo Lippi (band)'s Stiches & Burns is also included in this album.
Destiny (, translit. Al-massir) is a 1997 French-Egyptian historical drama film directed by Youssef Chahine. It was screened out of competition at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 70th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
The film is about Averroes, a 12th-century philosopher from Andalusia who would be known as the most important commentator on Aristotle.
Destiny is a 1977 directed by Yevgeny Matveyev and starring Matveyev, Olga Ostroumova, Yury Yakovlev,screen adaptation of Pyotr Proskurin's second book, the novelEarthy Love. This film had 57,8 million spectators in 1978. Evgeniy Matveyev was honored with State Prize of the USSR for Destiny in 1978.
Destiny is the sixth studio album by Latin rap group Barrio Boyzz. It was released in 2000 through SBK Records.
Destiny is the first episode and origin story of the syndicated television series Queen of Swords airing October 7, 2000
Tessa Alvarado returns to Spanish California on the death of her father to find her home in ruins and the area under the control of a tyrant, Colonel Montoya. From a dream about her dead father and his 'Avenging Angel', Tessa becomes the Queen of Swords.
Destiny is a first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Activision. It was released worldwide on September 9, 2014, for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One consoles. Destiny marked Bungie's first new console franchise since the Halo series, and it is the first game in a ten-year agreement between Bungie and Activision. Set in a " mythic science fiction" world, the game features a multiplayer "shared-world" environment with elements of role-playing games. Activities in Destiny are divided among player versus environment (PvE) and player versus player (PvP) game types. In addition to normal story missions, PvE features three-player " strikes" and six-player raids. A free roam patrol mode is also available for each planet and features public events. PvP features objective-based modes, as well as traditional deathmatch game modes.
Players take on the role of a Guardian, defenders of Earth's last safe city as they wield a power called Light to protect the City from different alien races. Guardians are tasked with reviving a celestial being called the Traveler, while journeying to different planets to investigate and destroy the alien threats before humanity is completely wiped out. Since launch, Bungie has released three expansion packs furthering the story, adding new content and missions, and new PvP modes. Year One of Destiny featured two expansions, The Dark Below in December 2014 and House of Wolves in May 2015. A third, larger expansion, The Taken King, was released in September 2015 and marked the beginning of Year Two, changing much of the core gameplay. In December 2015, Destiny shifted to an event-based model, featuring more limited-time events. A new, large expansion called Rise of Iron will release in September 2016, beginning Year Three, and a full sequel to Destiny will release in 2017.
Upon its release, Destiny received mixed to positive reviews with criticism centered mostly around the game's storyline and post-campaign content. The game was praised for maintaining lineage from the Halo franchise, particularly in regards to its competitive experiences. On day one of its release, it sold over US$500 million at retail, making it the biggest new franchise launch of all time. It was GamesRadar's 2014 Game of the Year and it received the BAFTA Award for Best Game at the 2014 British Academy Video Games Awards.
Destiny (1833 – after 1852) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare who won the classic 1000 Guineas at Newmarket Racecourse in 1836. In a racing career which lasted from September 1835 until April 1837, the filly raced eleven times and won three times. Destiny's only competitive victories came at the First Spring meeting at Newmarket in 1836, when she won a Sweepstakes and the 1000 Guineas: her only other success was a walkover at Lincoln Racecourse that autumn. Although she finished second in the Epsom Oaks never finished worse than third in her career, she was regarded as a sub-standard classic winner. She made little impression at stud.
Destiny is the second single album of South Korean boy band Infinite. It was released on July 16, 2013 in both digital and physical format with the song of the same title "Destiny" as the promotional track.
Destiny is a 1944 American drama film noir directed by Reginald Le Borg and starring Gloria Jean, Alan Curtis and Frank Craven.
Destiny is an album by American jazz pianist Marilyn Crispell with saxophonist Fred Anderson and drummer Hamid Drake recorded in the 1994 "Women of the New Jazz" festival at Chicago’s HotHouse and released on Okka Disk.
Destiny is the fourth studio album from Christian music songstress Beckah Shae. The album released on August 16, 2011, through her independent label Shae Shoc Records. This album was produced by her husband Jack "Shoc" Shocklee (Jonathan Nicholas Shocklee) and herself. The album charted on three Billboard charts, and it received a two five star ratings from New Release Tuesday and a perfect ten squares from Cross Rhythms, yet received a three star review from Christianity Today.
Destiny'' (German:Schicksal'') is a 1942 Austrian-German historical drama film directed by Géza von Bolváry and starring Heinrich George, Werner Hinz and Christian Kayßler. The film was made by Wien-Film, a company set up by the Germans after they had annexed Austria in 1938. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Kurt Herlth and Werner Schlichting. The film was banned after the Second World War for its perceived Nazi content.
M/VDestiny is a fireboat operated by the Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) in Tacoma, Washington. The 30-foot craft is a FireStorm 30 design manufactured by Canadian boat builder MetalCraft Marine. It went into service in 2012. Destiny cost $675,000 to build and outfit, with funding coming from the United States, the City of Tacoma, and the Port of Tacoma. Classified by the TFD as a "rapid response boat," Destiny's principal firefighting gear is a 1,800 gallon-per-minute pump.
Destiny is the only wordless novel by German artist Otto Nückel. It first appeared in 1926 from the Munich-based publisher Delphin-Verlag. In 211 wordless images the story follows an unnamed woman in a German city in the early 20th century whose life of poverty and misfortune drives her to infanticide, prostitution, and murder.
The book was the first whose images were made with leadcuts instead of the more common woodcuts, and showed a greater depth of character and cinematic sense than previous wordless novels. The book inspired American artist Lynd Ward to tackle the medium, beginning with Gods' Man in 1929. Ward's success brought about an American publication of Destiny in 1930 which sold well. The book has impressed critics and has become one of the best-known wordless novels.
'Destiny is a 2014 historical fiction novel written by Don Brown. It is the prequel to Browns Navy Justice Series, perhaps considered to be Brown's signature literary series. Although the novel was the first novel written in the series, it was also the most recently released. Set in World War II, the novel's protagonist is Walter Brewer, the grandfather of Navy Justice Series hero, JAG Officer Lieutenant Zack Brewer. The storyline climaxes in and around the events surrounding the Battle of Normandy. Although the novel was penned in 2003, it was released in 2014, according to Brown, making it the last in the series to be released sequentially, but the first written, chronologically.
Destiny (French: Destin) is a 1927 French silent film directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff and starring Nadia Sibirskaïa, Guy Belmont and Christenson.
Destiny (Italian: Destino) is a 1951 Italian drama film directed by Enzo Di Gianni and starring Eva Nova, Renato Valente and Lilia Landi.
The film's sets were designed by Enzo Trapani.
Usage examples of "destiny".
Long ago authors as diverse as Lenin, Horkheimer and Adorno, and Debord recognized this spectacle as the destiny oftriumphant capitalism.
They cry and they crow and they make false images to mirror their imaginary affections, as if the effluent of their tiny minds could alter the course of aeonic destiny.
He wondered if this eternal lonely darkness was what every man found in the afterworld, or if it was some special torment reserved for generals who died without fulfilling their destinies.
He watched, uneasy with what she might see in his destiny as Aisling held the amber before the flames.
But Gummitch was a man now in all but form, the kitten reminded himself after these failures, and it was part of his destiny to shoulder secrets alone when necessary.
Gummitch was a man now in all but form, the kitten reminded himself after these failures, and it was part of his destiny to shoulder secrets alone when necessary.
And Jeremy, running downstairs, left dog, father and all to their proper destinies.
Like beautiful yachts on a stormy lake, without pilot, without hands to steady the white sail to catch the favorable wind, Alvira and Aloysia were tossed on a sea of trial which cast a baneful shadow over their future destinies.
A magnificent, an unforeseen destiny now engrossed him, a destiny owed not wholly to his own merit nor to Angevin contrivance, but also to some happy conjunction of the planets.
But, as her destiny was, Argemone found herself, in the course of the evening, alone with Lancelot, at the open window.
Now Raider and Wasp are outlaws hunted by the very Blades whose ranks they were a breath away from entering, and joined together by a destiny that binds them more securely than any knot tradition and sorcery might tie.
Precisely herein consists the fundamental distinction of the Christian from the Brahmanic doctrine of human destiny.
Nicky Brompton, the urge to pay back evil destiny by a sin of her own.
In ages past, the Shapers of Destiny believed that Chislev herself reached out to them during their time of meditation.
It was one of those bizarre twists of destiny in which he had become inextricably entangled, the moment he had stepped out of his car on the Cholon Road and tried to prevent that monk from doing what he believed he had to do.