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Synonyms for fortuneˈfɔr tʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. luck, fortune, chance, hazard(noun)

    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"

    circumstances, luck, jeopardy, chance, lot, risk, destiny, fortune, prospect, hazard, peril, portion, fate, opportunity, probability, endangerment

  2. fortune(noun)

    a large amount of wealth or prosperity

    circumstances, luck, chance, lot, destiny, hazard, portion, fate

  3. luck, fortune(noun)

    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"

    circumstances, luck, chance, lot, destiny, fortune, hazard, portion, fate

  4. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion(noun)

    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"

    tidy sum, fortune, fate, peck, mint, band, plenty, lot, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, portion, parcel, dowry, spate, muckle, mass, constituent, pile, share, good deal, stack, chance, luck, destiny, deal, serving, dowery, dower, percentage, caboodle, hazard, wad, flock, hatful, mickle, component, slew, heap, mess, part, bunch, sight, circumstances, mountain, draw, helping, component part, set, great deal, pot, circle


  1. fortune(noun)


  2. fortune(noun)

    To happen, take place.


  3. fortune(noun)

    A prediction or set of predictions about a person's future provided by a fortune teller.


  4. fortune(noun)

    A small slip of paper with wise or vaguely prophetic words printed on it, baked into a fortune cookie.


  5. fortune(noun)

    A chance.


  6. fortune(noun)

    Good luck.


  7. fortune(noun)

    One's wealth; the amount of money one has; especially, if it is vast.


  8. fortune(noun)

    A large amount of money


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fortune

    Etymologically, the incident is that which falls in, the event that which comes out; event is thus greater and more signal than incident; we speak of trifling incidents, great events; incidents of daily life, events of history. Circumstance agrees with incident in denoting a matter of relatively slight importance, but implies a more direct connection with the principal matter; "circumstantial evidence" is evidence from seemingly minor matters directly connected with a case; "incidental evidence" would be some evidence that happened unexpectedly to touch it. An occurrence is, etymologically, that which we run against, without thought of its origin, connection or tendency. An episode is connected with the main course of events, like an incident or circumstance, but is of more independent interest and importance. Outcome is the Saxon, and event the Latin for expressing the same original idea. Consequence or result would express more of logical connection, and be more comprehensive. The end may be simple cessation; the event is what has been accomplished; the event of a war is victory or defeat; the end of the war is reached when a treaty of peace is signed. Since the future is contingent, event comes to have the meaning of a contingency; as, in the event of his death, the policy will at once fall due. Compare CIRCUMSTANCE; CONSEQUENCE; END.

    case, chance, circumstance, consequence, contingency, end, end, episode, event, fact, incident, issue, occurrence, outcome, possibility, result, sequel

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fortune(n.)

    chance, accident, luck, hap, fortuity

  2. fortune(n.)

    livelihood, means of living

  3. fortune(n.)

    estate, substance, property, possessions

  4. fortune(n.)

    wealth, riches, opulence

  5. fortune(n.)

    destiny, fate, destination, doom, lot, star, future condition

  6. fortune(n.)

    event, issue, result

  7. fortune(n.)

    success, favorable issue

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fortuna, wealth, luck, fate

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