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.
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.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. Helen Keller
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. Bertrand Russell
fortunate in Afrikaans is gelukkig
fortunate in Danish is lykkelig
fortunate in Dutch is gelukkig
fortunate in Finnish is onnellinen
fortunate in French is heureux
fortunate in Latin is fortunatus, fortunatus, felix felicis, beatus
fortunate in Norwegian is heldig
fortunate in Portuguese is feliz, afortunado
fortunate in Spanish is afortunado
fortunate in Swedish is lycklig, tursam
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