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destine

DESTINE, v.t. [L.]

1. To set, ordain or appoint to a use, purpose, state or place. We destine a son to the ministerial office; a house for a place of worship; a ship for the London trade or to Lisbon; and we are all destined to a future state of happiness or misery.



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DESTINE, v.t. [L.]

1. To set, ordain or appoint to a use, purpose, state or place. We destine a son to the ministerial office; a house for a place of worship; a ship for the London trade or to Lisbon; and we are all destined to a future state of happiness or misery.

DES'TINE, v.t. [L. destino; probably de and stino or stano. There seems to have been a root of this orthography, different from L. sto, which we find in obstinate, obstino, præstino, and in Russ. stanovlyu, is to set or place, stan is stature, and we have stanchion, and stone, Sax. stan, perhaps from the same root. The words beginning with st, as stable, steady, stage, stand, signify to set, but the difference of final articulation seems to indicate a difference of roots – stab, stad, stag, stan.]

  1. To set, ordain, or appoint to a use, purpose, state, or place. We destine a son to the ministerial office; a house for a place of worship; a ship for the London trade, or to Lisbon; and we are all destined to a future state of happiness or misery.
  2. To fix unalterably, as by a divine decree; as, the destined hour of death.
  3. To doom; to devote; to appoint unalterably. – Prior.

Des"tine
  1. To determine the future condition or application of; to set apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object preceded by to or for.

    We are decreed,
    Reserved, and destined to eternal woe.
    Milton.

    Till the loathsome opposite
    Of all my heart had destined, did obtain.
    Tennyson.

    Not enjoyment and not sorrow
    Is our destined end or way.
    Longfellow.

    Syn. -- To design; mark out; determine; allot; choose; intend; devote; consecrate; doom.

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DESTINE, verb transitive [Latin]

1. To set, ordain or appoint to a use, purpose, state or place. We destine a son to the ministerial office; a house for a place of worship; a ship for the London trade or to Lisbon; and we are all destined to a future state of happiness or misery.

2. To fix unalterable, as by a divine decree; as the destined hour of death.

3. To doom; to devote; to appoint unalterably.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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