destiny-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a future sequence of events, an outcome

Commentary: DESTINY[+event][+sequence][+future][+outcome]

The villagers want to have more control over their own destinies.
Mary began to think that her destiny was not to become an actress.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: uncontrollable forces and causes shaping events

Commentary: DESTINY[+cause][-controllable]

He believed it was destiny that saved the day for his soldiers.
This decision is too important to be left simply to destiny.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2