Learner's definition of DESTINY
what happens in the future
the things that someone or something will experience in the future
They believed it was their destiny to be together.
His parents believed that the priesthood was his destiny. [=that he would or should become a priest because fate or God intended it]
The factory's closing shaped the destiny [=fate] of the entire town.
She believes that people can choose/control their own destinies. [=that people can control what will happen to them]
a power that is believed to control what happens in the future
see also manifest destiny
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mean a future that someone or something will have.
destiny and fate
both suggest that the future has been decided or planned by God or by some godlike power.
often suggests a future that includes something great and important.
often suggests a future that cannot be avoided and that is usually sad or unpleasant.
suggests that someone's future has been decided by luck.