HyperDic: circumstances

English > 2 senses of the word circumstances:
NOUNstatecircumstances, fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, portionyour overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens / happens to you)
possessioncircumstancesa person's financial situation (good or bad)
circumstances > pronunciation
Soundsser'kahmstae.nsahz; ser'kahmstae.nsihz
Rhymesabuzz ... wages: 30 rhymes with ahz...
Agassiz ... wiz: 36 rhymes with ihz...
English > circumstances: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningYour overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens / happens to you).
Example "a victim of circumstances"
Synonymsfortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, 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
English > circumstances: 2 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningA person's financial situation (good or bad).
Example"he found himself in straitened circumstances"
BroaderpossessionAnything owned or possessed

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