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Meaning & Definition of Fortune in English

English

Fortune

/fɔrʧən/

noun

1. An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

  • "Bad luck caused his downfall"
  • "We ran into each other by pure chance"
    synonym:
  • luck
  • ,
  • fortune
  • ,
  • chance
  • ,
  • hazard

2. A large amount of wealth or prosperity

    synonym:
  • fortune

3. An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome

  • "It was my good luck to be there"
  • "They say luck is a lady"
  • "It was as if fortune guided his hand"
    synonym:
  • luck
  • ,
  • fortune

4. Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

  • "Whatever my fortune may be"
  • "Deserved a better fate"
  • "Has a happy lot"
  • "The luck of the irish"
  • "A victim of circumstances"
  • "Success that was her portion"
    synonym:
  • fortune
  • ,
  • destiny
  • ,
  • fate
  • ,
  • luck
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • circumstances
  • ,
  • portion

Examples of using

It must have cost a fortune.
May fortune smile on you.
He made his fortune dealing in illegal weapons.