luck, fortune, chance, hazard(noun)
an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
"bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
a large amount of wealth or prosperity
an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome
"it was my good luck to be there"; "they say luck is a lady"; "it was as if fortune guided his hand"
fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion(noun)
your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
"whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"
tidy sum, fate, peck, mint, band, plenty, lot, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, portion, parcel, dowry, spate, muckle, mass, constituent, pile, share, good deal, stack, chance, luck, destiny, deal, serving, dowery, dower, percentage, caboodle, hazard, wad, flock, hatful, mickle, component, slew, heap, mess, part, bunch, sight, circumstances, mountain, draw, helping, component part, set, great deal, pot, circle
To happen, take place.
That car must be worth a fortune! How could you afford it?
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Etymologically, the incident is that which falls in, the event that which comes out; event is thus greater and more signal than incident; we speak of trifling incidents, great events; incidents of daily life, events of history. Circumstance agrees with incident in denoting a matter of relatively slight importance, but implies a more direct connection with the principal matter; "circumstantial evidence" is evidence from seemingly minor matters directly connected with a case; "incidental evidence" would be some evidence that happened unexpectedly to touch it. An occurrence is, etymologically, that which we run against, without thought of its origin, connection or tendency. An episode is connected with the main course of events, like an incident or circumstance, but is of more independent interest and importance. Outcome is the Saxon, and event the Latin for expressing the same original idea. Consequence or result would express more of logical connection, and be more comprehensive. The end may be simple cessation; the event is what has been accomplished; the event of a war is victory or defeat; the end of the war is reached when a treaty of peace is signed. Since the future is contingent, event comes to have the meaning of a contingency; as, in the event of his death, the policy will at once fall due. Compare CIRCUMSTANCE; CONSEQUENCE; END.
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How to use fortune in a sentence?
Fortune favours fools
Although he did not have much he was always giving, anyone he came across loved his personality and he was always talking to people. Anyone he saw that needed help or just needed a smile he'd be there lifting your spirits. If someone was in need he would do what he could to help, no matter how hard the task. If he came across good fortune, he shared it.
Audentis Fortuna iuvat. (Fortune assists the bold) also Fortune favors the bold.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
Good fortune is a benefit to the wise, but a curse to the foolish.
Translations for fortune
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- съдба, щастие, състояние, богатство, късмет, сполука, шансBulgarian
- destí, fortunaCatalan, Valencian
- bohatství, osud, štěstíCzech
- Glück, Vermögen, Schicksal, VermGerman
- adur, zoriBasque
- omaisuus, kohtalo, tuuri, sattuma, onniFinnish
- fortune, bonne chance, destinFrench
- àighScottish Gaelic
- végzet, vagyon, szerencseHungarian
- auðna, auður, örlög, lán, gæfaIcelandic
- fortuna, sorte, dote, destinoItalian
- 富, 機会, チャンス, 宿命, 幸運, 運命Japanese
- 기회, 機會Korean
- نوخشه, خۆشبهختKurdish
- fortuna, fortuneLatin
- vermogen, lot, kans, noodlot, geluk, fortuinDutch
- fortuna, szczęściePolish
- sina, destino, chance, sorte, fortuna, fortúnioPortuguese
- avere, noroc, soartă, şansăRomanian
- состояние, участь, возможность, богатство, фортуна, шанс, удел, везение, удача, судьба, рок, доляRussian
- förmögenhet, tur, tillfällighet, fSwedish
- benofät, mifät, fätVolapük
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