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"
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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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'fortunate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4543
Rank popularity for the word 'fortunate' in Adjectives Frequency: #868
The numerical value of fortunate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of fortunate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
One is never as fortunate or as unfortunate as one thinks.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
It was just overwhelming. I was very fortunate to be able to see them again. I was praying hard to find them alive.
There is no accident so disastrous that a clever man cannot derive some profit from it nor any so fortunate that a fool cannot turn it to his disadvantage.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.
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