['fɔːtʃuːn;-tʃ(ə)n] or ['fɔrtʃən]


(noun.) a large amount of wealth or prosperity.

(noun.) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); 'whatever my fortune may be'; 'deserved a better fate'; 'has a happy lot'; 'the luck of the Irish'; 'a victim of circumstances'; 'success that was her portion'.

Checker: Rhonda--From WordNet


(n.) The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident; luck; hap; also, the personified or deified power regarded as determining human success, apportioning happiness and unhappiness, and distributing arbitrarily or fortuitously the lots of life.

(n.) That which befalls or is to befall one; lot in life, or event in any particular undertaking; fate; destiny; as, to tell one's fortune.

(n.) That which comes as the result of an undertaking or of a course of action; good or ill success; especially, favorable issue; happy event; success; prosperity as reached partly by chance and partly by effort.

(n.) Wealth; large possessions; large estate; riches; as, a gentleman of fortune.

(n.) To make fortunate; to give either good or bad fortune to.

(n.) To provide with a fortune.

(n.) To presage; to tell the fortune of.

(v. i.) To fall out; to happen.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Chance, accident, luck, hap, fortuity.[2]. Livelihood, means of living.[3]. Estate, substance, property, possessions.[4]. Wealth, riches, opulence.[5]. Destiny, fate, destination, doom, lot, star, future condition.[6]. Event, issue, result.[7]. Success, favorable issue.

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Synonyms and Antonyms


Checker: Wilbur


n. whatever comes by lot or chance: luck: the arbitrary ordering of events: the lot that falls to one in life: success: wealth.—v.i. to befall.—v.t. to determine.—adj. For′tunāte happening by good fortune: lucky: auspicious: felicitous.—adv. For′tunātely.—ns. For′tunāteness; For′tune-book a book helpful in telling fortunes.—adj. For′tuned supplied by fortune.—n. For′tune-hunt′er a man who hunts for marriage with a woman of fortune.—adj. For′tuneless without a fortune: luckless.—v.i. For′tune-tell to reveal futurity: to tell one his fortune.—ns. For′tune-tell′er one who pretends to foretell one's fortune; For′tune-tell′ing.—v.t. For′tunīse (Spens.) to make fortunate or happy.

Typist: Manfred


Editor: Noreen


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