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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Justice Scalia once described as the peak of his days on the bench an evening at the Opera Ball when he joined two Washington National Opera tenors at the piano for a medley of songs. He called it the famous Three Tenors performance, he was, indeed, a magnificent performer. It was my great good fortune to have known him as working colleague and treasured friend.
Remember Hillary Clinton gave Russia 20 percent of American uranium and, you know, Hillary Clinton was paid a fortune, you know, they got a tremendous amount of money.
No plain not followed by a slope. No going not followed by a return. He who remains persevering in danger is without blame. Do not complain about this truth Enjoy the good fortune you still possess.
I thought he had got a Chinese fortune cook that said something like( humility was the final achievement) not his quote but he kept it on his desk he died way to soon such a great businessman
Fortune can, for her pleasure, fools advance, And toss them on the wheels of Chance.
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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