Definitions for fortunateˈfɔr tʃə nɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
for•tu•nateˈfɔr tʃə nɪt(adj.)
receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; lucky.
bringing or indicating good fortune:
a fortunate decision.
Origin of fortunate:
1350–1400; ME fortunat < L fortūnāre to make successful
having unexpected good fortune
"other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
"golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"
presaging good fortune
"she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
fortunate(adjective)ˈfɔr tʃə nɪt
He was fortunate to be surrounded by loyal friends.; It was fortunate that he was there to help.
Coming by good luck or favorable chance.
Bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain.
Receiving some unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts.
Lucky, favored by fortune.
coming by good luck or favorable chance; bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain; presaging happiness; auspicious; as, a fortunate event; a fortunate concurrence of circumstances; a fortunate investment
receiving same unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts; favored with good forune; lucky
"Fortunate" is a neo soul song from the 1999 motion picture Life and was released on the film's soundtrack. The song was written, composed, produced and arranged by R. Kelly and recorded by Maxwell. "Fortunate" was awarded Best R&B Single of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards and Best R&B/Soul Single at Soul Train Awards. Maxwell was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Male Vocalist and also nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Song of the Year. The song, Maxwell's biggest hit to date, spent eight weeks at number one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It is his first number-one R&B hit, eventually followed by "Pretty Wings" in 2009. The song was made exclusively for the film and was played during the end credits.
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Rank popularity for the word 'fortunate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4543
Rank popularity for the word 'fortunate' in Adjectives Frequency: #868
Translations for fortunate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
having good fortune; lucky
It was fortunate that no-one was killed in the accident.
- afortunadoPortuguese (BR)
- خوش شانسFarsi
- heppinn; heppilegurIcelandic
- 운이 좋은Korean
- laimīgs; veiksmīgsLatvian
- nasib baikMalay
- szczęśliwy, mający szczęściePolish
- خوش شانسPersian
- ختور، نيكمرغه، نيك طالعمنPashto
- lyckosam, turligSwedish
- şanslı, talihliTurkish
- 幸運的Chinese (Trad.)
- خوش قسمتUrdu
- may mắnVietnamese
- 幸运的Chinese (Simp.)
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