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Definition of "fortunate" []

  • Bringing something good and unforeseen; auspicious. (adjective)
  • Having unexpected good fortune; lucky. See Synonyms at happy. (adjective)
  • One who has good fortune, especially a wealthy person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fortunate" in a sentence
  • "Most of those directed to him by the gentler sex, turned in favour of what they called a fortunate ending."
  • "This was only his sick fancy, for on the third of September, which was the anniversary of the great battle of Worcester, and the day of the year which he called his fortunate day, he died, in the sixtieth year of his age."
  • ""I can't say the word 'fortunate' or 'lucky' or whatever enough," said Haas, who got into the playoff with a two-under-par 68."