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fortune

for·tune

fortune

 
pronunciation:
for chn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one's wealth, esp. extensive wealth.
She made her fortune in real estate.
synonyms:
mint, riches, treasure, wealth
similar words:
affluence, assets, estate, means, opulence, worth
definition 2: luck, whether good or ill.
Success is often determined by fortune.Games of fortune don't really interest me; I like games that require knowledge or strategy.
synonyms:
chance, fortuity, happenstance, luck
similar words:
accident, destiny, fate, hazard, providence, serendipity
definition 3: (often pl.) one's destiny, or the outcome of one's life or experiences during a period of one's life.
His fortunes rose and fell throughout the period of the war and its aftermath.
synonyms:
destiny, fate, kismet, lot
similar words:
doom, predestination, prospects, vicissitudes
definition 4: prosperity or success, esp. as aided by luck.
They went to seek their fortune in the city.
synonyms:
luck, prosperity, success
antonyms:
misfortune
similar words:
chances, fate, felicity, riches, wealth
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fort1 Latin root that means luck, chance