fate / fāt
1. one’s destiny; fortune or luck that follows a person or thing
Venture all; see what fate brings.
2. that which ultimately determines the course of events and outcome
In the presence of Fate, the physician becomes a fool.
3. the final result; the ultimate outcome
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
4. destruction, ruin or death
You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.
5. the Fates, the three Greek and Roman mythological goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, who control one’s destiny
The Fates guide the person who accepts them and hinder the person who resists them.
Cleanthes, 330 BC – 233 BC
1. to be decided or established in advance
Men fated to be happy need not haste.