Dictionary.com

fortune

[ fawr-chuhn ]
/ 藞f蓴r t蕛蓹n /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: fortune / fortuned / fortuning / fortuneless on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes 鈥渟ky blue鈥?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2021

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.

The American Heritage庐 Idioms Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK