Simple Definition of fortune
: a very large amount of money
: a great amount of money or possessions
: something that happens by chance
Full Definition of fortune
1 often capitalized : a hypothetical force or personified power that unpredictably determines events and issues favorably or unfavorably
Examples of fortune
He hoped to achieve fame and fortune.
They had the good fortune to escape injury when their car crashed.
The book follows the fortunes of two families through the years.
Origin of fortune
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin fortuna; akin to Latin fort-, fors chance, luck, and perhaps to ferre to carry — more at bear
First Known Use: 14th century
First Known Use of fortune
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