Definition of fortune
1 often capitalized : a hypothetical force or personified power that unpredictably determines events and issues favorably or unfavorably a country favored by fortune
3a : prosperity attained partly through luck : success fortune attended the general's campaignb : luck 1c fortunes plural : the turns and courses of luck accompanying one's progress (as through life) her fortunes varied but she never gave up
Examples of fortune in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of fortune from the Web
Even with all his good fortune, Noszka hasn't let success go to his head.
Like Cohn, Steve Mnuchin became a Goldman partner in 1994 and made his first fortune, said to be around $100 million, when Goldman went public, five years later.
And there is an interloper in the household, Bégearss, bent on making off with Florestine and the remnants of the decaying Almaviva fortune.
Every other team ,including Miami, that hopes to make up ground on the dominant, champion Warriors will need kisses of good fortune from all directions.
While largely segregated within the city, il femminiello were considered a blessing and good fortune upon the families they were born into.
And that discontent with Trump could bolster the fortune of challengers likely to be far less inclined to work with U.S. leadership in the future.
Schaufeld put in a tiered structure so his kids don't burn out their fortunes too early.
Unlike Smith, Schaufeld has a family office - very popular with ultra-high-net-worth individuals - that runs his fortune and administers the family's charitable foundation.
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FORTUNE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fortune for English Language Learners
: a very large amount of money
: a great amount of money or possessions
: something that happens by chance
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