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  1. for·tune
    IPA[ˈfôrCHən]
  2. noun

    • 1. chance or luck as an external, arbitrary force affecting human affairs:

      some malicious act of fortune keeps them separate
      Synonym : chance, accident, coincidence, serendipity, twist of fate, destiny, fortuity, providence, freak, hazard, fate, Lady Luck, Dame Fortune, happenstance
    • 2. luck, especially good luck:

      this astounding piece of good fortune that has befallen me
      Synonym : luck, fate, destiny, predestination, the stars, fortuity, serendipity, karma, kismet, lot, what is written in the stars
    • 3. the success or failure of a person or enterprise over a period of time or in the course of a particular activity:

      he is credited with turning around the company's fortunes
      Synonym : circumstances, state of affairs, condition, financial/material position, financial/material situation, financial/material status, resources, means, finances, income, plight, predicament, station in life, lot, lifestyle, future, prospects
    • 4. a large amount of money or assets:

      he eventually inherited a substantial fortune
      Synonym : wealth, riches, substance, property, assets, resources, means, deep pockets, possessions, treasure, estate, affluence, prosperity
    • 5. a surprisingly high price or amount of money:

      I spent a fortune on drink and drugs
      Synonym : a huge amount, a small fortune, a king's ransom, a vast sum, a large sum of money, a lot, millions, billions, a packet, a mint, a bundle, a pile, a wad, a pretty penny, an arm and a leg, a tidy sum, a killing, a bomb, silly money, loadsamoney, shedloads, big bucks, big money, gazillions, big bickies
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: fortune, plural noun: fortunes

    • noun

      chance or luck as an arbitrary force affecting human affairs:

      luck, especially good luck:

    • noun

      a thin folded cookie containing a slip of paper with a prediction or aphorism written on it, served in Chinese restaurants.
    • noun

      an annual list of the five hundred most profitable US industrial corporations:
    • noun

      a person who seeks to become rich through marrying someone wealthy.
    • noun

      a person who is supposedly able to predict a person's future by palmistry, using a crystal ball, or similar methods:
    • noun

      a person who is supposedly able to predict a person's future by palmistry, using a crystal ball, or similar methods:
    • noun

      a person who seeks to become rich through marrying someone wealthy.
    • noun

      an annual list of the five hundred largest US industrial corporations, as measured by gross income:
    • noun

      a small biscuit containing a slip of paper with a prediction or motto written on it, served in Chinese restaurants.
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