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



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 Originearly 19th cent.: from Turkish, from Arabic qisma ‘division, portion, lot’, from qasama ‘to divide’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kismet