adjective for·tu·nate \ˈfrch-nət, ˈfr-chə-\

: having good luck : enjoying good fortune

: coming or happening because of good luck

Full Definition of FORTUNATE

:  bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain :  auspicious
:  receiving some unexpected good
for·tu·nate·ness noun

Examples of FORTUNATE

  1. How fortunate we were to find that restaurant!
  2. We should try to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves.

First Known Use of FORTUNATE

14th century


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