What does fortunate mean?

Definitions for fortunate
ˈfɔr tʃə nɪtfor·tu·nate

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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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    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. James Tan:

    They are facing a lot of challenges because in Perfect China there are fake big brands and Perfect China can not tell the difference, we're very fortunate with South African wine -- we have the seal of origin, a certification that can guarantee what you see on the label is what you get.

  2. Lawrence Downs:

    A good deal happens in a man's life that he isn't responsible for. Fortunate openings occur but it is safe to remember that such 'breaks' are occurring all the time, and other things being equal, the advantage goes to the man who is ready.

  3. George Soros:

    The value of the pound would decline precipitously. It would also have an immediate and dramatic impact on financial markets, investment, prices and jobs, i would expect this devaluation to be bigger and also more disruptive than the 15 percent devaluation that occurred in September 1992, when I was fortunate enough to make a substantial profit for my hedge fund investors.

  4. Independent Olympic Athlete:

    It was just overwhelming. I was very fortunate to be able to see them again. I was praying hard to find them alive.

  5. Robert Mueller:

    I am blessed and exceptionally fortunate to do what I love doing and that opportunity comes in the form of service.

Images & Illustrations of fortunate

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