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Definition of Fortune


  1. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident; luck; hap; also, the personified or deified power regarded as determining human success, apportioning happiness and unhappiness, and distributing arbitrarily or fortuitously the lots of life.
  2. That which befalls or is to befall one; lot in life, or event in any particular undertaking; fate; destiny; as, to tell one's fortune.
  3. That which comes as the result of an undertaking or of a course of action; good or ill success; especially, favorable issue; happy event; success; prosperity as reached partly by chance and partly by effort.
  4. Wealth; large possessions; large estate; riches; as, a gentleman of fortune.
  5. To make fortunate; to give either good or bad fortune to.
  6. To provide with a fortune.
  7. To presage; to tell the fortune of.
  8. To fall out; to happen.

Fortune Quotations

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
Baltasar Gracian

I believe that if you don't derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don't come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don't feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.
Srikumar Rao

Fortune favors the prepared mind. - Louis Pasteur
Fortune favors the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
Thomas Carlyle

Fortune and love favor the brave.
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Fortune Translations

fortune in Afrikaans is lot
fortune in Dutch is Fortuna
fortune in Dutch is lot, fortuin, fortuinlijkheid
fortune in Finnish is osa, onnetar
fortune in French is sort
fortune in Italian is patrimonio
fortune in Latin is fors fortis, fortuna, casus
fortune in Norwegian is formue, lykke, skjebne
fortune in Portuguese is fortuna
fortune in Spanish is fortuna
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