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Meaning of FORTUNATE

Pronunciation:  'forchunit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  presaging good fortune; "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions"
  2. [adj]  supremely favored or fortunate; "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"
  3. [adj]  having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"

FORTUNATE is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: auspicious, better off(p), blessed, blest, favored, felicitous, fortuitous, golden, good, happy, heaven-sent, hopeful, lucky, miraculous, providential, rosy, well(p), well-off
 Antonyms: unfortunate
 See Also: privileged, successful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\For"tu*nate\ (?; 135), a. [L. fortunatus, p. p. of
fortunare to make fortunate or prosperous, fr. fortuna. See
{Fortune}, n.]
1. Coming by good luck or favorable chance; bringing some
   good thing not foreseen as certain; presaging happiness;
   auspicious; as, a fortunate event; a fortunate concurrence
   of circumstances; a fortunate investment.

2. Receiving same unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good
   which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts;
   favored with good forune; lucky.

Syn: Auspicious; lucky; prosperous; successful; favored;

Usage: {Fortunate}, {Successful}, {Prosperous}. A man is
       fortunate, when he is favored of fortune, and has
       unusual blessings fall to his lot; successful when he
       gains what he aims at; prosperous when he succeeds in
       those things which men commonly desire. One may be
       fortunate, in some cases, where he is not successful;
       he may be successful, but, if he has been mistaken in
       the value of what he has aimed at, he may for that
       reason fail to be prosperous.

Thesaurus Terms
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