destined

(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Fixed by a higher power]
Syn. fated, ordained, foreordained, predestined, predetermined, doomed, menacing, near, forthcoming, imminent, instant, brewing, threatening, in prospect, inevitable, ineluctable, preordained, compelled, condemned, at hand, impending, looming, unborn, inexorable, that is to be, that will be, in store, to come, directed, settled, sealed, closed, predesigned, appointed, decreed, written in the book of fate, in the wind, in the lap of the gods, stated, in the cards; see also doomed , imminent , inevitable .
Ant. voluntary*, at will, by chance.
2. [Intended for a certain destination]
Syn. bound for, on the road to, headed for, ordered to, consigned, assigned, specified, directed, delegated, appropriated, prepared, chosen, appointed, intended, designated, determined, entrained, en route, bent on; see also intended .
Ant. wandering*, aimless, unconsigned.

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