1 an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance" [syn: luck, chance, hazard]
2 a large amount of wealth or prosperity
3 an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome; "it was my good luck to be there"; "they say luck is a lady"; "it was as if fortune guided his hand" [syn: luck]
4 your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion" [syn: destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion]
EtymologyFrom Latin fortuna meaning "fate" or "luck". In its plural form fortunae, it meant "possessions" which also gave fortune the meaning of "riches".
- Destiny or fate.
- A chance.
- Good luck.
- Lots of riches.
destiny or fate
lots of riches
- Plural of fortuna
Fortune may refer to:
- Luck, a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person's controls
- Fortune and Destiny (Gad (deity) and Meni), gods referred to in Bible verse |Isaiah|65:11
- Wealth, an abundance of items of economic value
- Fortune (magazine), America's second longest-running business magazine
- Prophecy, the prediction of future events
- Fortune (ship), the second ship to bring settlers to Plymouth Colony
- Fortune, Newfoundland, small community in Newfoundland
- Fortune (Marikina), one of sixteen barangays in Marikina City
- A character from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
- Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway, a 2007 television programme screened on ITV1 in the United Kingdom
- Fortune Records, an independent record label located in Detroit, Michigan from 1946 to 1995
- Toyota Fortuner, an SUV
- Dion Fortune, born Violet Mary Firth, a British occultist and author
- John Fortune, a British comedian best known for his work on the TV series Bremner, Bird and Fortune
- Quinton Fortune, a South African football player
- Robert Fortune, a Scottish botanist and traveller best known for introducing tea plants from China to India
- Scott Fortune, a former member of the United States men's national volleyball team that won the gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics
- "Fortune" (song), a song by Great Big Sea on their album Sea of No Cares
- "Fortune" (single), a song by Nami Tamaki
- Fortune (band), a short-lived but influential 80s AOR band
The Fortune may refer to:
fortune in German: Fortune
fortune in Spanish: Fortune
fortune in French: Fortune
fortune in Japanese: フォーチュン
fortune in Low German: Fortune
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