HyperDic: fortune

English > 4 senses of the word fortune:
NOUNphenomenonfortune, luck, chance, hazardan unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way / way rather than another
possessionfortunea large amount of wealth or prosperity
phenomenonfortune, luckan unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome
statefortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portionyour overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens / happens to you)
fortune > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rchahn; fao'rchuwn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
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English > fortune: 4 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningAn unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way / way rather than another.
Synonymsluck, chance, hazard
Narrowerbad luck, mischance, mishapAn unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate / unfortunate
tossup, toss-up, even chanceAn unpredictable phenomenon
BroaderphenomenonAny state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
Spanishazar, fortuna, peligro, suerte, ventura
Catalanatzar, fortuna, sort, ventura
English > fortune: 4 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningA large amount of wealth or prosperity.
Broadertreasure, hoarded wealthaccumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.
Spanishfortuna
Catalanfortuna
English > fortune: 4 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
MeaningAn unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome.
Example "it was as if fortune guided his hand"
Synonymluck
Narrowergood luck, fluke, good fortuneA stroke of luck
BroaderphenomenonAny state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
Spanishfortuna, suerte
Catalanfortuna, sort, ventura
English > fortune: 4 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningYour overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens / happens to you).
Example"whatever my fortune may be"
Synonymsdestiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion
Narrowerfailurelack of success
good fortune, luckiness, good luckAn auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luckAn unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
providenceA manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures / creatures
BroaderconditionA mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
Spanishcircunstancias, destino, fortuna, sino, suerte, ventura
Catalancircumstàncies, destí, fat, fortuna, sort, ventura

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