destinate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin destinatus. Computing use by analogy with originate.

VerbEdit

destinate (third-person singular simple present destinates, present participle destinating, simple past and past participle destinated)

  1. To destine, to choose.
  2. (possibly nonstandard) To set a destination for (something), to send (something) to a particular destination.
    • 1997 September 11, "Tom Watson", Hoe does FX work?, in comp.dcom.telecom.tech, Usenet:
      Now days, it can probably be done with a programming setup in the originating/destinating switches, and not involve a full time channel.
  3. (possibly nonstandard) To be scheduled to arrive at, as a destination.
    • 2009, Statistical Abstract of the United States
      Prices for a mail piece weighing up to a half-pound range from $12.60 if it destinates in zones 1 and 2 to $19.50 if it destinates in zone 8.

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AdjectiveEdit

destinate (comparative more destinate, superlative most destinate)

  1. Determined.
  2. (obsolete) Destined.
    • 1563 March 30, John Foxe, “Certain Letters vvritten by M. Bradford to Other of His Frendes”, in Actes and Monuments of These Latter and Perillous Dayes, [], London: [] Iohn Day, [], OCLC 64451939, book V, page [1262]:
      But because Christe dwelleth in you (as he doth by faithe) therfore stirreth he vp his first begoten sonne, the world, to seke how to disquiet you, to robbe you, to spoile you, to destroy you: and perchance your deare father, to trye and to make knowen vnto you, and to þe world, that ye are destinate to an other dwellyng then here on earthe, to an other citye then mannes eyes hath sene at any tyme: []

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ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

destinate f pl

  1. feminine plural of destinato

ParticipleEdit

destinate f pl

  1. feminine plural of destinato

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

destinate

  1. inflection of destinare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

dēstināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēstinō

ParticipleEdit

dēstināte

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēstinātus

ReferencesEdit

  • destinate”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • destinate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette