fortunate

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adjective for·tu·nate \ˈfȯrch-nət, ˈfȯr-chə-\

Definition of fortunate

  1. 1 :  bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain :  auspicious made a fortunate investment

  2. 2 :  receiving some unexpected good How fortunate we are to get such a nice room!

fortunateness

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Examples of fortunate in a Sentence

  1. How fortunate we were to find that restaurant!

  2. We should try to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves.

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14th Century

First Known Use of fortunate

14th century

Synonym Discussion of fortunate

lucky, fortunate, happy, providential mean meeting with unforeseen success. lucky stresses the agency of chance in bringing about a favorable result. won because of a lucky bounce fortunate suggests being rewarded beyond one's deserts. fortunate in my investments happy combines the implications of lucky and fortunate with stress on being blessed. a series of happy accidents providential more definitely implies the help or intervention of a higher power. a providential change in the weather


FORTUNATE Defined for English Language Learners

fortunate

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adjective for·tu·nate \ˈfȯrch-nət, ˈfȯr-chə-\

Definition of fortunate for English Language Learners

  • : having good luck : enjoying good fortune

  • : coming or happening because of good luck


FORTUNATE Defined for Kids

fortunate

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adjective for·tu·nate \ˈfȯr-chə-nət\

Definition of fortunate for Students

  1. 1 :  bringing a good result a fortunate discovery

  2. 2 :  having good luck :  lucky She was fortunate to have avoided injury.

fortunately

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