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
Everybody isn't fortunate enough to take a family outing to Navy Pier or gather in a neighborhood park in the suburbs to watch the spectacular display in the sky.
Last week, the European Union waived visa requirements for Ukrainians, at least those few fortunate enough to have the means to travel.
Democrats were quick to pounce on the bill, decrying it as a tax cut for the wealthy that would hinder the less fortunate.
Kansas Citians are very fortunate to live in a community so rife with amazing farmers’ markets.
America is very fortunate to have Jeff Sessions at Attorney General.
The ball was created to assist area youth in pursuing their educational dreams and helping the less fortunate.
His biggest victory since Jan. 3, 2001, when Oklahoma was fortunate to meet FSU rather than Miami in the BCS Championship Game, came on Jan. 2, 2014.
Grant Park is fortunate to have the services of Bell, one of the world's most respected choral directors.
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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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