What does fortuitous mean?

Definitions for fortuitous
fɔrˈtu ɪ təs, -ˈtyu-for·tu·itous

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fortuitous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. causeless, fortuitous, uncaused(adj)

    having no cause or apparent cause

    "a causeless miracle"; "fortuitous encounters--strange accidents of fortune"; "we cannot regard artistic invention as...uncaused and unrelated to the times"

  2. fortuitous(adj)

    occurring by happy chance

    "profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials"

Wiktionary

  1. fortuitous(Adjective)

    Happening by chance; coincidental or accidental.

  2. fortuitous(Adjective)

    Happening by a lucky chance; lucky or fortunate.

  3. fortuitous(Adjective)

    Happening independently of human will.

  4. Origin: From fortuitus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortuitous(adj)

    happening by chance; coming or occuring unexpectedly, or without any known cause; chance; as, the fortuitous concourse of atoms

  2. Fortuitous(adj)

    happening independently of human will or means of foresight; resulting from unavoidable physical causes

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fortuitous

    for-tū′i-tus, adj. happening by chance.—ns. Fortū′itism; Fortū′itist.—adv. Fortū′itously.—ns. Fortū′itousness, Fortū′ity. [L. fortuitus.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortuitous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortuitous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of fortuitous in a Sentence

  1. Cometan:

    I do not play by fortuitous means. I plan and prepare and then play my hand.

  2. Herbert Westren Turnbull:

    Mathematics transfigures the fortuitous concourse of atoms into the tracery of the finger of God.

  3. Joel Ernesto Soto:

    They can come and ask and speak to us. We'll be here waiting, this event was completely fortuitous; there was nothing untoward.

  4. Alan Keenan:

    The fact it is politically helpful to the new government - in that it weakens the chances of the Rajapaksas coming back - is also fortuitous but it shouldn't be the primary motivation.

  5. George McBride:

    The early movers in cannabis that listed their stocks a few years ago did so at a fortuitous time and were able to raise a lot of money astronomically fast. But they grew very quickly and now sales have not matched investor expectations.

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