Fortunate meaning

fôrchə-nĭt
Having unexpected good fortune; lucky.
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Bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain.
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Bringing, or coming by, good luck; favorable; auspicious.
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Coming by good luck or favorable chance.
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One who has good fortune, especially a wealthy person.
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Having good luck; lucky.
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A fortunate event.

A fortunate concurrence of circumstances.

A fortunate investment.

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Receiving some unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts.
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Bringing something good and unforeseen; auspicious.
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Presaging happiness.
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Lucky, favored by fortune.
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The definition of fortunate is someone or something that is lucky or favorable, or someone who is materially well-off.

A lucky turn of events is an example of a fortunate turn of events.

A person who will be a good spouse is an example of a fortunate match.

A person who has all the material comforts is an example of someone who is very fortunate.

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Origin of fortunate

  • Latin fortūnātus from fortūna chance fortune

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition