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  • 1 Fortunate — For tu*nate (?; 135), a. [L. fortunatus, p. p. of fortunare to make fortunate or prosperous, fr. fortuna. See {Fortune}, n.] 1. Coming by good luck or favorable chance; bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain; presaging happiness;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fortunate — late 14c., from L. fortunatus prospered, prosperous; lucky, happy, pp. of fortunare to make prosperous, from fortuna (see FORTUNE (Cf. fortune)). Fortunate Islands mythical abode of the blessed dead, in the Western Ocean, early 15c., translates L …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 fortunate — [fôr′chə nət] adj. [ME fortunat < L fortunatus, pp. of fortunare, to make fortunate < fortuna, FORTUNE] 1. having good luck; lucky 2. bringing, or coming by, good luck; favorable; auspicious fortunately adv. fortunateness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 fortunate — index auspicious, favorable (advantageous), felicitous, propitious, prosperous, successful Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 fortunate — *lucky, providential, happy Analogous words: auspicious, propitious, *favorable, benign: advantageous, *beneficial, profitable: felicitous, happy (see FIT adj) Antonyms: unfortunate: disastrous Contrasted words: *sinister, baleful, malign …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 fortunate — [adj] having good luck advantageous, affluent, auspicious, blessed, born with a silver spoon*, bright, charmed, convenient, encouraging, favorable, favored, felicitous, flourishing, fortuitous, gaining, get a break*, golden, happy, healthy,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 fortunate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) favoured by or involving good luck. 2) auspicious or favourable …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 fortunate — for|tu|nate S3 [ˈfo:tʃənət US ˈfo:r ] adj 1.) someone who is fortunate has something good happen to them, or is in a good situation = ↑lucky fortunate to do sth ▪ I ve been fortunate to find a career that I love. ▪ I was fortunate enough to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 fortunate — adj. 1) fortunate in (we are fortunate in having such a nice house) 2) fortunate to + inf. (she is fortunate to have influential friends) 3) fortunate that + clause (it is fortunate that we can all meet tomorrow) * * * [ fɔːtʃ(ə)nət] fortunate… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 fortunate — adjective 1 someone who is fortunate has something good happen to them, or is in a good situation; lucky: Think of others less fortunate than yourselves. | fortunate to do sth: He was fortunate enough to escape unharmed. | fortunate that: You re… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 fortunate — for|tu|nate [ fɔrtʃənət ] adjective ** lucky, especially because you have more advantages than other people: Not everyone is as fortunate as we are. The state provides textbooks for the less fortunate students. fortunate (enough) to do something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 fortunate */*/ — UK [ˈfɔː(r)tʃənət] / US [ˈfɔrtʃənət] adjective lucky, especially because you have more advantages than other people Not everyone is as fortunate as we are. The state provides textbooks for the less fortunate students. fortunate enough to do… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 fortunate — fortunately, adv. fortunateness, n. /fawr cheuh nit/, adj. 1. having good fortune; receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; lucky: a fortunate young actor who got the lead in the play. 2. bringing or indicating good fortune; resulting …

    Universalium

  • 14 fortunate — 01. We are very [fortunate] to be living in such a beautiful, rich country. 02. We won t be able to come to your party [unfortunately] because we have a previous engagement. 03. The child fell out of the apple tree, but [fortunately] was unharmed …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 fortunate — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)tʃʊnɪt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to inf, ADJ in ing, it v link ADJ that If you say that someone or something is fortunate, you mean that they are lucky. He was extremely fortunate to survive... Central London is fortunate in having so… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 Fortunate — Infobox Single Name = Fortunate Artist = Maxwell from Album = Life (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) B side = Released = January 1, 1999 Format = CD, cassette Recorded = 1998 Genre = Contemporary R B Length = 4:11 Label = Columbia Writer = R.… …

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  • 17 fortunate — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, seem ▪ consider sb, count yourself, think sb ▪ We consider ourselves extremely fortunate. ADVERB …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 fortunate — [ˈfɔːtʃənət] adj lucky Ant: unfortunate Not everyone is as fortunate as we are.[/ex] She was extremely fortunate to escape without injury.[/ex] I was fortunate enough to have a very supportive family.[/ex] It is very fortunate that the doctor was …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 fortunate — adjective 1) he was fortunate that the punishment was so slight Syn: lucky, favored, blessed, blessed with good luck, in luck, having a charmed life, charmed; informal sitting pretty Ant: unfortunate 2) in a fortunate position Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 fortunate — adjective a) Coming by good luck or favorable chance. a fortunate event b) Bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain. a fortunate concurrence of circumstances Syn …

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