Definition of kismet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

kismet

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɪzmet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪzmet//
 
[uncountable](literary)
 
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the idea that everything that happens to you in your life is already decided and that you cannot do anything to change or control it synonym destiny, fate Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Turkish, from Arabic qisma ‘division, portion, lot’, from qasama ‘to divide’.
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