What does fortunate mean?

Definitions for fortunate
ˈfɔr tʃə nɪtfor·tu·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortunateadjective

    having unexpected good fortune

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

  2. fortunate, goldenadjective

    supremely favored

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

  3. fortunate, rosyadjective

    presaging good fortune

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

Wiktionary

  1. fortunateadjective

    Coming by good luck or favorable chance.

  2. fortunateadjective

    Bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain.

  3. fortunateadjective

    Presaging happiness.

  4. fortunateadjective

    Auspicious.

  5. fortunateadjective

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

  6. fortunateadjective

    Lucky, favored by fortune.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortunatenoun

    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. Fortunatenoun

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Gaston Kroub:

    This is the day of reckoning that Qualcomm has been very fortunate to avoid for many years, in Apple, they've finally come up against a potential licensee that has the resources and the will to put Qualcomm's business model and licensing practices on trial.

  2. James Cameron:

    If we get fortunate enough to make some money with' Dark Fate' we know exactly where we can go with the subsequent films.

  3. Mark Pollock:

    I've been extraordinarily fortunate to be surrounded by people who want to go on the journey with me, through all the ups and downs, people I've relied on are generally the people who want to be there along the way, not those who are being forced to be.

  4. Juliette Binoche:

    I have had time to deal with me, i couldn't really deal with me for a long time, so I am blessed for that time. I have given Juliette Binoche great jobs, the pleasure of working with different people and feeling different energies, I feel incredibly fortunate.

  5. RJ Intindola:

    Never and Always Never take advantage of someone who loves you Never avoid someone who needs you Never betray anyone who has trust in you Never forget the people that always remember you Never speak ill of a person who is not present Never support something you know is wrong or unethical Always speak to your parents on their birthday and anniversary Always defend those who cannot defend themselves Always forgive those you love who have made mistakes Always give something to those less fortunate than you Always remember to look back at those who helped you succeed Always call your parents and siblings on New Year’s Eve. R.J. Intindola- 1985

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