Crossword clues for fate
- Conventional explanation for a tragic event
- White-robed figure of Greek mythology
- It's unavoidable
- "The stars"
- It "will find a way," according to Virgil
- It's inescapable
- 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)
- Clotho, e.g.
- Topic to ask a fortuneteller about
- The inevitable
- Atropos, e.g.
- Clotho, for one
- Writing on the wall
- The way the cookie crumbles
- It may be tempted
- Oracle's reading
- It may have a twist
- There's no changing it
- Lot in life
- "___ laughs at probabilities": Bulwer-Lytton
- One way to explain a coincidence
- What will be
- Horoscope revelation
- Them's the breaks
- Emerson said intellect annuls it
- You can't escape it
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fate \Fate\ (f[=a]t), n. [L. fatum a prophetic declaration, oracle, what is ordained by the gods, destiny, fate, fr. fari to speak: cf. OF. fat. See Fame, Fable, Ban, and cf. 1st Fay, Fairy.]
A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned.
Necessity and chance Approach not me; and what I will is fate.
Beyond and above the Olympian gods lay the silent, brooding, everlasting fate of which victim and tyrant were alike the instruments.
Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.
The great, th'important day, big with the fate Of Cato and of Rome.
Our wills and fates do so contrary run That our devices still are overthrown.
The whizzing arrow sings, And bears thy fate, Antinous, on its wings.
The element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him.
A brave man struggling in the storms of fate.
Sometimes an hour of Fate's serenest weather strikes through our changeful sky its coming beams.
pl. [L. Fata, pl. of fatum.] (Myth.) The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parc[ae]who were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread.
Note: Among all nations it has been common to speak of fate or destiny as a power superior to gods and men -- swaying all things irresistibly. This may be called the fate of poets and mythologists. Philosophical fate is the sum of the laws of the universe, the product of eternal intelligence and the blind properties of matter. Theological fate represents Deity as above the laws of nature, and ordaining all things according to his will -- the expression of that will being the law.
Syn: Destiny; lot; doom; fortune; chance.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "one's lot or destiny; predetermined course of life;" also "one's guiding spirit," from Old French fatefata (source also of Spanish hado, Portuguese fado, Italian fato), neuter plural of fatum "prophetic declaration of what must be, oracle, prediction," thus the Latin word's usual sense, "that which is ordained, destiny, fate," literally "thing spoken (by the gods)," from neuter past participle of fari "to speak," from PIE *bha- (2) "speak" (see fame (n.)).\n
\nFrom early 15c. as "power that rules destinies, agency which predetermines events; supernatural predetermination;" also "destiny personified." Meaning "that which must be" is from 1660s; sense of "final event" is from 1768. The Latin sense evolution is from "sentence of the Gods" (Greek theosphaton) to "lot, portion" (Greek moira, personified as a goddess in Homer). The sense "one of the three goddesses (Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos) who determined the course of a human life" is in English by 1580s. Often in a bad sense in Latin: "bad luck, ill fortune; mishap, ruin; a pest or plague." The native word in English was wyrd (see weird).
"to preordain as if by fate; to be destined by fate," c.1600, from fate (n.). Earlier it meant "to destroy" (c.1400). Related: Fated; fating.
n. 1 The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events. 2 The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause. 3 destiny; ''often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.'' 4 (lb en mythology) (alternative case form of Fate nodot=1 English) (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings). vb. (context transitive English) To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.
n. an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future [syn: destiny]
the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events (often personified as a woman); "we are helpless in the face of Destiny" [syn: Destiny]
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, destiny, luck, lot, circumstances, portion]
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'Fate 'is a generic role-playing game system based on the FUDGE gaming system. It has no fixed setting, traits, or genre and is customizable. It is designed to offer minimal obstruction to role-playing by assuming players want to make fewer dice rolls.
Fate was written by Fred Hicks and Rob Donoghue; the 1st edition was published in early 2003, and the latest version (4th edition) was published successfully through crowd sourcing Kickstarter in 2013. Fate gained adherents both for its high level of support, which is unusual for a free game, and for the numerous innovative gaming mechanics.
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'Fate ' is a U.S. magazine about paranormal phenomena. Fate was co-founded in 1948 by Raymond A. Palmer (editor of Amazing Stories) and Curtis Fuller. Fate magazine is the longest-running magazine devoted to the paranormal. Promoted as "the world's leading magazine of the paranormal", it has published expert opinions and personal experiences relating to UFOs, psychic abilities, ghosts and hauntings, cryptozoology, alternative medicine, divination methods, belief in the survival of personality after death, Fortean phenomena, predictive dreams, mental telepathy, archaeology, warnings of death, and other paranormal topics.
Though Fate is aimed at a popular audience and tends to emphasize personal anecdotes about the paranormal, American writer and frequent Fate contributor Jerome Clark says the magazine features a substantial amount of serious research and investigation, and occasional debunking of dubious claims. Subjects of such debunking articles have included Atlantis, the Bermuda Triangle, and the Amityville Horror.
"Fate" is a popular song from the 1953 musical Kismet and is credited to Robert Wright and George Forrest. Like all the music in that show, the melody was in fact based on music composed by Alexander Borodin, in this case, Borodin's Symphony No.2. It was introduced on Broadway by Alfred Drake. Howard Keel performed the song in the film version.
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Fate commonly refers to destiny, a predetermined course of events.
Fate may also refer to:
- Moirai or Fates, in Greek mythology
- Time and fate deities, personifications of time and human fate in polytheistic religions
Fate is a 2005 single-player action role-playing game originally released for the PC by WildTangent. A trial demo is available. Three sequels — titled Fate: Undiscovered Realms, Fate: The Traitor Soul and Fate: The Cursed King — were released in 2008, 2009 and 2011 respectively. Fate was also released for the PC Steam client on December 12, 2013.
"Fate" is the title song for Finnish-Chinese movie Jadesoturi (Jade Warrior). The song is by the rock band Bleak, featuring Swedish singer Ana Johnsson dueting with Caleb (lead singer of Bleak) on vocals, and highly acclaimed Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen, who also composed the score for the film. "Fate" will be available on the Jade Warrior soundtrack that was released on October 11 in Finland. The film premiered on October 13 in Finland and debuted at #2, right after The Devil Wears Prada. A music video has also been shot for the song, watch it .
Fate was one of the most played songs on the Finnish radios in 2006.
Fate was also made available on Ana Johnsson's single Break Through Time and on Bleak's single Silvertigo.
Fate is a Danish heavy metal band originally formed in 1984. They released four albums between 1984-1990 before disbanding in 1993. However, after a one-off reunion at a German music festival in 2004, Fate was reformed and released a new album, V, in 2006. In 2010 Fate released Best Of Fate 25 Years on EMI and in November 2011 the brand new album Ghosts from the Past was released on AOR Heaven in EU and Rubicon in Japan.
Fate is a 2001 Turkish drama film directed and screen-written by Zeki Demirkubuz based on the Albert Camus novel L'Étranger. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Fate is the fifth album by Philadelphia indie rock band Dr. Dog. It was released on July 22, 2008. The album introduces some new studio elements to their established indie rock sound.
Fate is the first album by Danish heavy metal band Fate, released in 1985. The album was digitally remastered and re-released in 2000 with 3 bonus tracks.
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Fate was a Muslim political party in the Xanthi area of Greece.
Fate is an action role-playing video game franchise developed by WildTangent.
Fate is a 1913 silent short film directed by D. W. Griffith and produced and distributed by the Biograph Company.
This film survives in the Library of Congress collection.
Usage examples of "fate".
In understandably emphasizing the importance and the urgency of eco-holistic fit, the holists have absolutized the Lower-Right quadrant, which, in thus sealing it off from any true integration, condemns it to the fate of all fragments.
And to rage was added fear: fear that once on her own she might complain that he had sexually abused her as a child, and, worse still, that she might voice her suspicions about the fate of some of the young women she had seen in Cromwell Street.
Always superstitious, I was on the point of accepting, and that for the most foolish reason-namely, that there would be no premeditation in that strange resolution, and it might be the impulse of fate.
The valley wanted to get everything to market in one generation, indifferent to the fate of those who should come after-the passes through the mountains being choked by cars carrying to the coasts crops from increasing acreage of declining productivity or the products of swiftly disappearing forests or the output of mines that must soon be exhausted.
If Addis spoke lightly of your role, it was only to permit you to refuse with no embarrassment, since in failure your fate will be worse than his.
But here was Addle, taking him on faith, doing his work toboot--even though, according to Delilah, fate had screwed her over, too.
But he let Addle play the Fates, spinning out the length of the kiss and cutting it when she saw fit.
The android had felt that his responses were inadequate, and yet Adin seemed somehow comforted-as much so as a man could be who had been so often betrayed by fate.
Barbarian chiefs, alarmed and admonished by the fate of their companions, prepared to encounter, in a decisive battle, the victorious forces of the lieutenant of Valentinian.
I recollect his warmth of heart and high sense, and your beauty, gentleness, charms of conversation, and purely disinterested love for one whose great worldly advantages might so easily bias or adulterate affection, I own that I have no dread for your future fate, no feeling that can at all darken the brightness of anticipation.
They are like the colossal strides of approaching Fate, and this awfulness is twice raised to a higher power, first by a searching, syncopated phrase in the violins which hovers loweringly over them, and next by a succession of afrighted minor scales ascending crescendo and descending piano, the change in dynamics beginning abruptly as the crest of each terrifying wave is reached.
While Angekok had often slept, exhausted from his satanic ecstasies, I had explored this cavern and now it was my fervent hope that an underground stream might bear me from this fate.
God is he, for still The great Gods wander on our mortal ways, And watch their altars upon mead or hill And taste our sacrifice, and hear our lays, And now, perchance, will heed if any prays, And now will vex us with unkind control, But anywise must man live out his days, For Fate hath given him an enduring soul.
Nastasya Filippovna is fated to disappear for much of the last half of the novel, then the author needs an additional cynosure in order to keep his apocalyptic design in plain view.
For a while there was some robust debating, the Castellans being pilloried as dictatorial and even war-mongering, while the Ploughers were labelled as naive appeasers and cowards and quite indifferent to the fate of the people who worked in the forestry trade.