destined

[[t]de̱stɪnd[/t]]
1) ADJ: v-link ADJ, ADJ to-inf, ADJ for n If something is destined to happen or if someone is destined to behave in a particular way, that thing seems certain to happen or be done.

He feels that he was destined to become a musician...

London seems destined to lose more than 2,000 hospital beds...

Everyone knew that Muriel was destined for great things.

2) ADJ: v-link ADJ for n If someone is destined for a particular place, or if goods are destined for a particular place, they are travelling towards that place or will be sent to that place.

...products destined for Saudi Arabia.

Syn:
bound for

English dictionary. 2008.

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