fortune  

  • Pronunciation of fortune: F AO1 R CH AH0 N ('fɔrʧən)

  • Number of syllables of fortune: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of fortune

  • Definition of fortune

    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a large amount of wealth or prosperity  
    • (n): 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"  
  • Examples of fortune

    • Her business was minus to her fortune.  
    • Kenneth Hale was a happy go lucky soldier of fortune.  
    • He waived the fortune from his dad.  
    • His spendthrift habits dissipated the family fortune.  
    • He had amassed a great fortune.  
    • It is reputedly the birthplace of the fortune cookie.  
    • Currently the Crocker Fortune is unclaimed.  
    • People used to consider surrey as their fortune.  
    • The pebbles are called the fortune stone.  
    • The prince inherited the fortune.  

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