Definition of fortunate
1 : bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain : auspicious made a fortunate investment
2 : receiving some unexpected good How fortunate we are to get such a nice room!
Examples of fortunate in a Sentence
How fortunate we were to find that restaurant!
We should try to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves.
Recent Examples of fortunate from the Web
British Open champion Henrik Stenson wasn't so fortunate.
Washington was fortunate to have a high-quality charter school board that insists on quality and shuts poor performers.
The relatively affluent capital of Pyongyang — home to the North’s most fortunate — has seen a significant increase in everything from taxis to coffee shops and streets stalls.
Britain has been fortunate to avoid a mass-casualty attack since the 7/7 bombings of 2005, but Theresa May can’t afford complacency.
What has created a society in which people feel fortunate to live in a garbage dump because the money is so good?
In a fortunate turn of events -- in multiple senses of the word -- a woman in New Jersey found a $470,000 lottery ticket just two weeks before the ticket expired.
Barbato counts himself as fortunate not to have had surgery.
Their prejudices and their paranoia must have pride of place over any help to be given to the less fortunate among us.
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FORTUNATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fortunate for English Language Learners
: having good luck : enjoying good fortune
: coming or happening because of good luck
FORTUNATE Defined for Kids
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