[fawr-chuh-nit] /ˈfɔr tʃə nɪt/
having good ; receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; lucky:
a fortunate young actor who got the lead in the play.
bringing or indicating good ; resulting favorably; auspicious:
She made a fortunate decision to go on to medical school.
(sentence modifier) it is fortunate that; luckily
in a fortunate manner
having good luck; lucky
occurring by or bringing good fortune or luck; auspicious
1540s, from fortunate + -ly (2).
late 14c., from Latin fortunatus “prospered, prosperous; lucky, happy,” past participle of fortunare “to make prosperous,” from fortuna (see fortune). Fortunate Islands “mythical abode of the blessed dead, in the Western Ocean,” early 15c., translates Latin Fortunatae Insulae.
fortunate, a disciple of Corinth who visited Paul at Ephesus, and returned with Stephanas and Achaicus, the bearers of the apostle’s first letter to the Corinthians (1 Cor. 16:17).
[fawr-chuh n] /ˈfɔr tʃən/ noun 1. position in life as determined by wealth: to make one’s fortune. 2. wealth or riches: to lose a small fortune in bad investments. 3. great wealth; ample stock of money, property, and the like: to be worth a fortune. 4. chance; luck: They each had the bad fortune to […]
noun 1. a thin folded wafer containing a prediction or maxim printed on a slip of paper: often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants. n. by 1955, said to have been invented in 1918 by David Jung, Chinese immigrant to America who established Hong Kong Noodle Co., who handed out cookies that contained uplifting […]
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