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fortune

[ fawr-chuhn ]
/ 藞f蓴r t蕛蓹n /
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noun
verb (used with object), for路tuned, for路tun路ing.
Archaic. to endow (someone or something) with a fortune.
verb (used without object), for路tuned, for路tun路ing.
Archaic. to chance or happen; come by chance.
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Idioms about fortune

    tell someone's fortune, to profess to inform someone of future events in his or her own life; foretell.

Origin of fortune

1250鈥1300; Middle English <Old French <Latin fort奴na chance, luck, fortune, derivative of fort- (stem of fors) chance

OTHER WORDS FROM fortune

for路tune路less, adjective
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How to use fortune in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fortune

fortune
/ (藞f蓴藧t蕛蓹n) /

noun
an amount of wealth or material prosperity, esp, when unqualified, a great amount
small fortune a large sum of money
a power or force, often personalized, regarded as being responsible for human affairs; chance
luck, esp when favourable
(often plural) a person's lot or destiny
verb
archaic
  1. (tr) to endow with great wealth
  2. (intr) to happen by chance

Derived forms of fortune

fortuneless, adjective

Word Origin for fortune

C13: from Old French, from Latin fort奴na, from fors chance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with fortune

fortune

see make a fortune.

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