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adjective [never before noun] destined pronunciation in British English /ˈdestɪnd/
  1. 1
    certain to do something,or certain to happen in the future
    destined for: That boy is destined for greatness.
    destined to do something: We both felt that we were destined to meet.
  2. 2
    intended for a particular purpose or person
    destined for: a book destined for the Christmas market
  3. 3
    travelling or being sent to a particular place
    destined for: cargo destined for Western Europe

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