What does fortunate mean?

Definitions for fortunate
ˈfɔr tʃə nɪtfor·tu·nate

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortunate(adj)

    having unexpected good fortune

    "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"

  2. fortunate, golden(adj)

    supremely favored

    "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"

  3. fortunate, rosy(adj)

    presaging good fortune

    "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions"

Wiktionary

  1. fortunate(Adjective)

    Coming by good luck or favorable chance.

  2. fortunate(Adjective)

    Bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain.

  3. fortunate(Adjective)

    Presaging happiness.

  4. fortunate(Adjective)

    Auspicious.

  5. fortunate(Adjective)

    Receiving some unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts.

  6. fortunate(Adjective)

    Lucky, favored by fortune.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortunate(noun)

    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

  2. Fortunate(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Fortunate

    "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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fortunate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4543

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fortunate' in Adjectives Frequency: #868

How to pronounce fortunate?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say fortunate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortunate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortunate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fortunate in a Sentence

  1. John Barrasso:

    President Donald Trump calls members frequently and President Donald Trump is completely available to us when we call President Donald Trump, i am very fortunate to have that relationship with the President.

  2. Stan Kasten:

    Don Newcombes presence and life established him as a role model for major leaguers across the country, he was a constant presence at Dodger Stadium and players always gravitated to him for his endless advice and leadership. The Dodgers meant everything to him and we are all fortunate he was part of our lives.

  3. Ralph Millsaps:

    We're extremely fortunate that the main charge didn't go off, there were 25 people in the courtyard of the wine bar and another 30 outside on the alley in front. We wouldn't be here anymore if the bomb had gone off.

  4. Pete Osman:

    Toys for Tots has been a Marine Corps program for the past 70 years. We have been able to distribute 530 million toys to about 220 million less fortunate children all across the county.

  5. Peter Mere Latham:

    Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.

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