Pronunciation Noun
  1. plural form of fate
  1. (rare) third-person singular form of fate

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. (Greek mythology) Atropos, Clotho, and Lachesis; supernatural beings who controlled the destiny of men and of the gods.
    • 1944, Ralph Blane, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, Meet Me in St. Louis, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Through the years we all will be together / If the Fates allow
  • Moirae (Greek mythology), Parcae (Roman mythology), Sudice (Slavic mythology)
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