F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyt]
    • /feɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feyt]
    • /feɪt/

Definitions of fating word

  • noun fating something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot: It is always his fate to be left behind. 1
  • noun fating the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time: Fate decreed that they would never meet again. 1
  • noun fating that which is inevitably predetermined; destiny: Death is our ineluctable fate. 1
  • noun fating a prophetic declaration of what must be: The oracle pronounced their fate. 1
  • noun fating death, destruction, or ruin. 1
  • noun fating the Fates, Classical Mythology. the three goddesses of destiny, known to the Greeks as the Moerae and to the Romans as the Parcae. 1

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Origin of fating

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English < Latin fātum utterance, decree of fate, destiny, orig. neuter of fātus, past participle of fārī to speak

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Parts of speech for Fating


fating popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for fating

verb fating

  • doom — fate or destiny, especially adverse fate; unavoidable ill fortune: In exile and poverty, he met his doom.
  • intend — to have in mind as something to be done or brought about; plan: We intend to leave in a month.
  • appoint — If you appoint someone to a job or official position, you formally choose them for it.
  • decree — A decree is an official order or decision, especially one made by the ruler of a country.
  • foreordain — to ordain or appoint beforehand.

Antonyms for fating

verb fating

  • use — to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of: to use a knife.
  • hesitate — to be reluctant or wait to act because of fear, indecision, or disinclination: She hesitated to take the job.
  • misuse — wrong or improper use; misapplication.
  • waste — to consume, spend, or employ uselessly or without adequate return; use to no avail or profit; squander: to waste money; to waste words.
  • keep — to hold or retain in one's possession; hold as one's own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change.

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