verb (used with object), des·tined, des·tin·ing.
- to set apart for a particular use, purpose, etc.; design; intend.
- to appoint or ordain beforehand, as by divine decree; foreordain; predetermine.
- (tr) to set apart or appoint (for a certain purpose or person, or to do something); intend; design
c.1300, from Old French destiner (12c.), from Latin destinare “make fast or firm, establish” (see destination). Originally in English of the actions of deities, fate, etc. Of human choices or actions, from early 16c. Related: Destined.