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fortune

EN[ˈfɔːtʃuːn] [ˈfɔɹtʃən]
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WFortune
  • Fortune or Fortuné may refer to:
  • Luck, a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person's controls
  • Wealth, an abundance of items of economic value
  • Fortune, the predictions made in the process of fortune-telling
  • Fortune, the printed slip of text contained in a fortune cookie
FR fortune

    Definition of fortune in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfortunesPREfor-
    1. Destiny, especially favorable.
      1. She read my fortune. Apparently I will have a good love life this week, but I will have a bad week for money. ‎
    2. A prediction or set of predictions about a person's future provided by a fortune teller.
      1. A small slip of paper with wise or vaguely prophetic words printed on it, baked into a fortune cookie.
        1. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident.
          1. Good luck.
            1. Fortune favors the brave. ‎
          2. One's wealth; the amount of money one has; especially, if it is vast.
            1. He's amassed a small fortune working in the Middle East. ‎
            2. My vast fortune was a result of inheritance and stock market nous. ‎
            3. Her fortune is estimated at 3 million dollars. ‎
          3. A large amount of money.
            1. That car must be worth a fortune! How could you afford it? ‎
        2. VerbSGfortunesPRfortuningPT, PPfortuned
          1. OBS VI To happen, take place.
            1. To provide with a fortune.
              1. To presage; to tell the fortune of.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • To this minute account we might perhaps merely answer with laconic gravity, "Suppose," for on this magic duosyllable does the whole tale of gorgeous fortune and unprecedented gullibility depend.
                  • Among the rest by fortune overthrowne, I am not least, that most may waile her fate: My fame and brute, abroad the world is blowne, Who can forget a thing thus done so late?
                  • (His fortune cookies are made with a chocolate batter; chenna, an Indian cheese, is enhanced with sake, cherries, balsamic vinegar and orange-blossom water.)
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • After his father died, he came into a large fortune.
                  • We'll pawn this necklace off as real gold, and make a fortune.
                  • ...shady stockbrokers who finagle their clients out of fortunes.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Intransitive verbs
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                  1. fr fortune
                  2. en fortunes
                  3. fr fortunes
                  4. en fortuned
                  5. en fortuneless
                  Source: Wiktionary
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