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
Mike Briggs, CEO of Little Friends in Naperville, said the group has been very fortunate to receive funding from the state.
Nearly all were young and reckless, which was fortunate.
The other was not so fortunate, dying en route to the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge, its president Linda Estrada said.
Shouldn't Alabama, with one of the richest athletic departments in the country, help the state's less fortunate?
Once these are expunged, a fortunate 700,000 of these folks nationwide who have no other negatives in their files should see their FICO scores soar by 40 points or more.
Yet Pittsburgh managed to build a quick 3-0 lead anyway thanks to a fortunate bounce and some quick thinking by Penguins video coordinator Andy Saucier.
Ramirez feels fortunate that the registry found multiple matches for her.
The event also paid tribute to those not as fortunate as Downing.
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Definition of fortunate for English Language Learners
: having good luck : enjoying good fortune
: coming or happening because of good luck
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