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Definition of "fortune" []

  • The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; luck: He decided to go home for the holidays, and his fortune turned for the worse. (noun)
  • The turns of luck in the course of one's life. (noun)
  • Success, especially when at least partially resulting from luck: No matter what they tried, it ended in fortune. (noun)
  • A person's condition or standing in life determined by material possessions or financial wealth: She pursued her fortune in another country. (noun)
  • Extensive amounts of material possessions or money; wealth. (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 "fortune" in a sentence
  • ""_Dix francs, et je ferai fortune -- dix francs, et je ferai fortune_ --" The old words seemed to set themselves to a tune in Madelon's head, chiming in with the croupier's perpetual "_Rouge gagne et la couleur_,""
  • "Then, if she brought no fortune, and he had none, she ought not to have been _able to marry_: and, let me tell you, young man, a _small fortune_ would not put a servant-keeping wife upon an equality with one who required no such inmate."
  • ""We are trying to make our fortune, or as the French more correctly express it, _Nous corrigous notre fortune_."