Definitions for fortuneˈfɔr tʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

for•tuneˈfɔr tʃən(n.; v.)-tuned, -tun•ing.

  1. (n.)position in life as determined by wealth:

    to make one's fortune.

  2. wealth; riches:

    lost a fortune.

  3. an ample stock of material possessions:

    inherited a fortune.

  4. chance; luck:

    had the bad fortune to go bankrupt.

  5. fortunes, varied occurrences that happen or are to happen to a person in life.

  6. fate; destiny:

    to tell someone's fortune.

  7. (cap.) chance personified, commonly regarded as a mythical being distributing arbitrarily or capriciously the lots of life.

    Category: Mythology

  8. (v.t.)Archaic. to endow with a fortune.

  9. (v.i.)Archaic. to chance; happen.

Origin of fortune:

1250–1300; ME < OF < L fortūna chance, luck, fortune

for′tune•less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. luck, fortune, chance, hazard(noun)

    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

    "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"

  2. fortune(noun)

    a large amount of wealth or prosperity

  3. luck, fortune(noun)

    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome

    "it was my good luck to be there"; "they say luck is a lady"; "it was as if fortune guided his hand"

  4. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion(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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fortune(noun)ˈfɔr tʃən

    a lot of money

    I paid a fortune for this jacket.; He made a fortune from his IT businesses.

  2. fortuneˈfɔr tʃən

    good luck and wealth

    fame and fortune

  3. fortuneˈfɔr tʃən

    the good or bad luck sb has in life

    The day she was spotted by a movie producer her fortunes changed.

  4. fortuneˈfɔr tʃən

    to predict what will happen to sb in the future

Wiktionary

  1. fortune(Noun)

    Destiny or fate.

  2. fortune(Noun)

    A prediction or set of predictions about a person's future provided by a fortune teller.

  3. fortune(Noun)

    A small slip of paper with wise or vaguely prophetic words printed on it, baked into a fortune cookie.

  4. fortune(Noun)

    A chance.

  5. fortune(Noun)

    Good luck.

  6. fortune(Noun)

    One's wealth; the amount of money one has; especially, if it is vast.

  7. fortune(Noun)

    A large amount of money

    That car must be worth a fortune! How could you afford it?

  8. fortune(Verb)

    To happen, take place.

  9. Origin: From fortuna. The plural form fortunae meant , which also gave the meaning of .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortune(noun)

    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

  2. Fortune(noun)

    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

  3. Fortune(noun)

    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

  4. Fortune(noun)

    wealth; large possessions; large estate; riches; as, a gentleman of fortune

  5. Fortune(noun)

    to make fortunate; to give either good or bad fortune to

  6. Fortune(noun)

    to provide with a fortune

  7. Fortune(noun)

    to presage; to tell the fortune of

  8. Fortune(verb)

    to fall out; to happen

Freebase

  1. Fortune

    Fortune is a global business magazine published by Time Inc. and founded by Henry Luce in 1930. The publishing business, consisting of Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated, grew to become Time Warner. In turn, AOL grew as it acquired Time Warner in 2000 when Time Warner was the world's largest media conglomerate. Fortune's primary competitors in the national business magazine category are Forbes, which is also published bi-weekly, and Bloomberg Businessweek. The magazine is especially known for its annual features ranking companies by revenue. CNNMoney.com is the online home of Fortune, in addition to Money.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fortune' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4417

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fortune' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3536

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fortune' in Nouns Frequency: #1359


Translations for fortune

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fortune(noun)

whatever happens by chance or (good or bad) luck

whatever fortune may bring.

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