1. 1〔規則〕a law; a rule
    • 国の定め
    • the law(s) of the land/the constitution
  1. 2〔運命〕(one's) destiny; (one's) fate
    • 大実業家になるのが彼の定めだった
    • It was his destiny [He was destined] to become a great businessman.
    • 不幸な定めに泣いた
    • She wept at her hard fate.
    • 定めなき世
    • this changeable [uncertain/transient/《文》 ephemeral] world