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"Manifest Destiny" was the social theory in the USA in the 19th century which claimed that the USA and its white, Christian citizens were chosen by God. Because of this "choosing" they were entitled to any land they pleased, despite who already owned it (not limited to Native Americans; also including other countries), with the purpose being that they spread their religion of Christianity and their concept of "civilization" to the other, "inferior", people of the world.
"Manifest Destinty, another "great" idea straight out of the U.S. like Mc.Donalds and Freedom Fries George W. Bush is attempting to bring it back"
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My right to take whatever i want whenever i want because god has given me the right to do so
Guy1: hey man im gonna take your beer and call it manifest destiny

Guy2: dude super weak
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When one has the will-power and the positive/negative mental attitude so strong that they unknowingly Manifest their own Destiny; when someone concentrates/focuses on a thought so intensely that the thought has manifested into reality

Not to be confused with its Homonym, Manifest Destiny
Guy 1: "Man i was just hoping a cop wouldnt drive by right now and not even 2 minutes later Two Cop cars roll up my block"
Guy 2: "Manifest Destiny, my friend, dont focus on the neg in life"


"Ive been telling my self all day things are gonna change for the better, and i literaly just won the lotto, now thats what i call Manifest Destiny"
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A half-baked thoery that the USA could do as the fuck it liked. In practise, it got land and the begginings of an empire by paying for it before it started a revolution against the European powers that owned it. When the USA did try and annex Canada, a small number of the British army and a few thousand Canadians beat off the United States, leaving ti with the option of the treaty of Ghent, which didn't give them any land concessions (as opposed to the British-Canadian forces, which never intended to make any, so handed back all taken land without grudge) nor did it make either side any richer. As a courtesy, the Royal navy ended impressing.

When the united states wanted to start an empire, it went after a weakened spanish empire, which was on the brink of freeing itself. When the USA again attempted imperialism in south america, it was having a little trouble with fallen power Spain, so decided to pay $20,000,000 to buy a few POS nations that would have revolted in a few years anyway. Wow, isn't that clever? Obviously, these places have since gained independance. Quite possibly the worst empire ever...
Manifest destiny was retarded. Why didn't the US try conquering outer space instead?
by Kung-Fu Jesus May 02, 2004
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The most retarded, arrogant, and self centered theory to ever show up on this planet. It caused the destruction of numerous cultures and the killing of huge amounts of innocent people (ex Native Americans). It basically said Americans could do whatever the hell they wanted to do, and caused America to literally tear up parts of the world. It also took independence away from countries, some of which still suffer today (ex Puerto Rico), and was the justification America used when poking their heads into conflicts that were not at all related to America (ex Latin America).
Native American: What are you doing here? This is our land!
White man under manifest destiny: I can do whatever the hell I want. God chose me.
Native American: ...what? You can't just take our land like that!
(10 minutes later whole tribe is gunned down, and the white people forcefully take over the land)
by CrystalCanyon March 13, 2015
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Take a short bus from the Atlantic Ocean, starting at Hampton Beach, to the Pacific Ocean in California. The idea of Manifest Destiny is a belief that many had in the 1800's that it was the Americans God given right to unite one coast to the other.

So now we have nine Merrimack NH High School Seniors transforming a special education bus into their ride across the country; all of this just to see Bob Barker. and live manifestdestiny
It is manifestdestiny to take a short bus from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
by GI JOE ozone May 19, 2006
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