Word of the Day: Fated


fat-ed / -tĭd


1. destined; bound to happen; predetermined

Delusions, errors and lies are like huge, gaudy vessels, the rafters of which are rotten and worm-eaten, and those who embark in them are fated to be shipwrecked.

Gautama Buddha, 567 BC – 484 BC

2. marked for death or ruin; doomed

If the British Empire is fated to pass from life into history, we must hope it will not be by the slow process of dispersion and decay, but in some supreme exertion for freedom, for right and for truth.

Winston Churchill, 1874 – 1965