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Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
Giorgio de Chirico

Meaning of "fatal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FATAL

From Old French fatal or Latin fātālis, from fātum, see fate.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FATAL

fatal  [ˈfeɪtəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FATAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fatal is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FATAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of fatal in the English dictionary

The first definition of fatal in the dictionary is resulting in or capable of causing death. Other definition of fatal is bringing ruin; disastrous. Fatal is also decisively important; fateful.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FATAL


antenatal
ˌæntɪˈneɪtəl
capital
ˈkæpɪtəl
datal
ˈdeɪtəl
digital
ˈdɪdʒɪtəl
hiatal
haɪˈeɪtəl
hospital
ˈhɒspɪtəl
little
ˈlɪtəl
meatal
mɪˈeɪtəl
natal
ˈneɪtəl
neonatal
ˌniːəʊˈneɪtəl
nonfatal
ˌnɒnˈfeɪtəl
parastatal
ˌpærəˈsteɪtəl
perinatal
ˌpɛrɪˈneɪtəl
postnatal
pəʊstˈneɪtəl
postneonatal
ˌpəʊstˌniːəʊˈneɪtəl
prenatal
priːˈneɪtəl
primatal
praɪˈmeɪtəl
ratal
ˈreɪtəl
ratel
ˈreɪtəl
statal
ˈsteɪtəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FATAL

fat mouse
fat stock
fat tail
fat tax
fat-ass
fat-finger
fat-free
fat-soluble
Fata Morgana
Fatah
fatalism
fatalist
fatalistic
fatalistically
fatalities
fatality
fatally
fatalness
fatback
fatbird

WORDS THAT END LIKE FATAL

amphistomatal
astomatal
climatal
crystal
dental
environmental
experimental
fundamental
horizontal
incremental
KwaZulu-Natal
mental
metal
oriental
palatal
portal
protonematal
stomatal
stratal
substratal

Synonyms and antonyms of fatal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FATAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fatal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fatal

Translation of «fatal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FATAL

Find out the translation of fatal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fatal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fatal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

致命的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fatídico
570 millions of speakers

English

fatal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घातक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مـُمِيت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

роковой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fatal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মারাত্মক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fatal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

maut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tödlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

致命的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

치명적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fatal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chết người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அபாயகரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घातक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ölümcül
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fatale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fatalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фатальний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fatal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μοιραίος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dodelike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dödlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dødelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fatal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FATAL»

The term «fatal» is very widely used and occupies the 8.393 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FATAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fatal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fatal» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fatal

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10 QUOTES WITH «FATAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fatal.
1
Douglas Alexander
Too often, the idea seemed to be that the cost of being part of Europe was being less like Britain. So after years of fighting to defend Europe against attacks from the Eurosceptic right, it would be fatal to retreat into the same arguments and begin the battle anew.
2
Hervey Allen
Local color has a fatal tendency to remain local; but it is also true that the universal often borders on the void.
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Brooks Atkinson
The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.
4
George Boole
Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect.
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David Brin
The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.
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Frederick Buechner
Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.
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Thomas Campion
Time's fatal wings do ever forward fly; to every day we live, a day we die.
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Giorgio de Chirico
Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
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Agatha Christie
Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second.
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Winston Churchill
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FATAL»

Discover the use of fatal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fatal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fatal Affair: Book One of The Fatal Series
Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can't afford—especially when the bodies keep piling up. Book 1 of the Fatal Series by USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Force 97,000 words
Marie Force, 2010
2
Fatal
Michael Palmer has crafted a novel of breathtaking speed and medical intricacy where nothing is as it seems and one false step could be FATAL. From the Hardcover edition.
Michael Palmer, 2003
3
Fatal: The Poisonous Life of a Female Serial Killer
Offers a chilling account of the murderous career of Jane Toppan, a proper New England matron and seemingly devoted nurse who poisoned more than one hundred people during her tenure at a Massachusetts hospital in the 1890s. Original.
Harold Schechter, 2003
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Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population
Listen to a short interview with Matthew Connelly Host: Chris Gondek - Producer: Heron & Crane "Fatal Misconception" is the disturbing story of our quest to remake humanity by policing national borders and breeding better people.
Matthew James Connelly, 2009
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Fatal Words: Communication Clashes and Aircraft Crashes
In Fatal Words, Steven Cushing explains how miscommunication has led to dozens of aircraft disasters, and he proposes innovative solutions for preventing them.
Steven Cushing, 1997
6
Fatal Destiny: A Fatal Series Novella
Then an unwelcome visitor from her past threatens her future happiness… With trouble at every turn, will Sam survive long enough to walk down the aisle? Book 3.5: a Fatal novella from USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Force.
Marie Force, 2011
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Fatal Attraction
This insightful new book surveys the film's formal features and its ideological impact, paying special attention to the film’s signature mix of sexuality, fear, and family values.
Suzanne Leonard, 2009
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Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships With ...
This book is written in the first person; the author communicates directly with a patient who either has a personality or character disorder or is in an important relationship with a person with this condition.
Stuart C. Yudofsky, 2007
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Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business ...
This groundbreaking book by the acclaimed Dorothy Roberts examines how the myth of biological concept of race--revived by purportedly cutting-edge science, race-specific drugs, genetic testing, and DNA databases--continues to undermine a ...
Dorothy Roberts, 2013
10
Fatal Risk: A Cautionary Tale of AIG's Corporate Suicide
Roddy Boyd has made this tale must reading for every member of every finance committee in Congress; at least they'd learn how the people of Wall Street really think." —Christopher Byron, author, Martha Inc.
Roddy Boyd, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FATAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fatal is used in the context of the following news items.
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13-year-old boy arrested in fatal shooting in Milwaukee
Milwaukee police say they have arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection to the shooting death of another boy of the same age. According to ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Etobicoke pastor saddened by 'senseless' fatal shooting of 14-year …
A Toronto pastor says he is “surprised and saddened” by the “very senseless” fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl. Keaten Austin is a pastor for ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
3
Police identify second suspect in fatal double shooting
Police have identified a second suspect in a downtown shooting that left two people dead on June 28. Police said they responded to a call at ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
4
Fatal double shooting in Wood Green during rush-hour
A man has died and a woman is in a critical condition after a double-shooting during rush-hour in London. Officers were called a shooting in ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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IMPD's body camera program ending
Hite expressed support for the cameras during a press conference Thursday in which body-camera video from an April 12 fatal officer-involved ... «Indianapolis Star, Jul 15»
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Short Hills mall ordered to reveal security funds, prior crimes in fatal
NEWARK -- In a lawsuit from the widow of a man killed in a 2013 carjacking at The Mall at Short Hills, the mall's owners have been ordered to ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Police still investigating fatal Charlotte shooting
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a man on Pegram Street just east of uptown June 30. After the ... «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
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15-year-old girl arrested in fatal hit-and-run crash near Busch Stadium
ST. LOUIS • Police say they have taken a 15-year-old girl into custody in a deadly hit-and-run crash last month near Busch Stadium. Police said ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
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Fatal stampede at Bangladesh charity clothes event
More than 20 people, mostly women and children, have been killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a charity distribution event in central ... «euronews, Jul 15»
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Police investigating fatal collision on Callingwood Rd.
Edmonton police said a man had died Friday morning, after his motorcycle collided with an SUV on Callingwood Road. Police said at about ... «CTV News, Jul 15»

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