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for·tu·nate

 (fôr′chə-nĭt)
adj.
1. Bringing something good and unforeseen; auspicious.
2. Having unexpected good fortune; lucky.
n.
One who has good fortune, especially a wealthy person.

[Latin fortūnātus, from fortūna, chance; see fortune.]

for′tu·nate·ly adv.
for′tu·nate·ness n.
Synonyms: fortunate, happy, lucky, providential
These adjectives mean attended by luck or good fortune: a fortunate coincidence; a happy outcome; a lucky guess; a providential recovery.

fortunate

(ˈfɔːtʃənɪt)
adj
1. having good luck; lucky
2. occurring by or bringing good fortune or luck; auspicious
ˈfortunateness n

for•tu•nate

(ˈfɔr tʃə nɪt)

adj.
1. receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; lucky.
2. bringing or indicating good fortune: a fortunate decision.
[1350–1400; Middle English fortunat < Latin fortūnāre to make successful]
for′tu•nate•ly, adv.
for′tu•nate•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fortunate - having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
lucky - having or bringing good fortune; "my lucky day"; "a lucky man"
privileged - blessed with privileges; "the privileged few"
successful - having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"
unfortunate - not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"
2.fortunate - supremely favored; "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"
blessed, blest - highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace); "our blessed land"; "the blessed assurance of a steady income"
3.fortunate - presaging good fortune; "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions"
auspicious - auguring favorable circumstances and good luck; "an auspicious beginning for the campaign"

fortunate

adjective
1. lucky, happy, favoured, bright, golden, rosy, on a roll, jammy (Brit. slang), in luck, having a charmed life, born with a silver spoon in your mouth He's has had a very fortunate life.
lucky unhappy, unfortunate, miserable, unlucky, unsuccessful, hapless, wretched, ill-starred, ill-fated
2. well-off, rich, successful, comfortable, wealthy, prosperous, affluent, opulent, well-heeled (informal), well-to-do, sitting pretty (informal) the economic burdens placed on less fortunate families

fortunate

adjective
1. Indicative of future success or full of promise:
2. Characterized by luck or good fortune:
Translations
šťastný
heldig
onnekassuotuisalupaava
sretan
heppinn; heppilegur
幸運な
운 좋은
srečen
lyckliglyckosam
โชคดี
şanslıtalihli
may mắn

fortunate

[ˈfɔːtʃənɪt] ADJ [person, occurrence] → afortunado; [coincidence] → feliz
those less fortunate than ourselveslos menos afortunados
he is fortunate in having no dependents to worry abouttiene suerte de no tener personas a su cargo por las que preocuparse
I was fortunate enough to escapeyo tuve la suerte de poder escaparme
that was fortunate for youen eso tuviste suerte
how fortunate!¡qué suerte!
it was fortunate that no one was injuredfue una suerte que nadie resultara herido

fortunate

[ˈfɔːrʊnət] adj
[person] to be fortunate → avoir de la chance
He was extremely fortunate to survive → Il a eu énormément de chance de survivre.
[coincidence] → heureux/euse
They had a fortunate escape → Ils ont eu de la chance de s'en sortir.
to be in the fortunate position of → avoir la chance de
it is fortunate that → c'est une chance que
It's fortunate that I remembered the map → C'est une chance que j'aie pris la carte.

fortunate

adj person, coincidence, choiceglücklich; circumstances alsogünstig; we are fortunate that/because …wir können von Glück reden or uns glücklich schätzen, dass/weil …; it is fortunate that …es ist ein Glück, dass …; it was fortunate for him/Mr Fox that…es war sein Glück/ein Glück für Mr Fox, dass …; they were fortunate to escape/survivesie können von Glück sagen or sich glücklich schätzen, entkommen zu sein/überlebt zu haben; I was fortunate enough to go to a good schoolich hatte das Glück, eine gute Schule zu besuchen; I have been unusually fortunate in my parents and teachersich habe mit meinen Eltern und Lehrern ungewöhnlich großes Glück gehabt; how fortunate!welch or so ein Glück!

fortunate

[ˈfɔːtʃnɪt] adj (coincidence, event, person) → fortunato/a
he is fortunate to have ... → ha la fortuna di avere...
it is fortunate that → è una fortuna che + sub

fortune

(ˈfoːtʃən) noun
1. whatever happens by chance or (good or bad) luck. whatever fortune may bring.
2. a large amount of money. That ring must be worth a fortune!
ˈfortunate (-nət) adjective
having good fortune; lucky. It was fortunate that no-one was killed in the accident.
ˈfortunately adverb
ˈfortune-teller noun
someone who tells fortunes.
tell (someone's) fortune
to foretell what will happen to someone in the future. The gypsy told my fortune.

fortunate

سَعِيدُ الـحَظّ šťastný heldig Glück haben τυχερός afortunado onnekas chanceux sretan fortunato 幸運な 운 좋은 fortuinlijk heldig szczęśliwy felizardo удачливый lyckosam โชคดี şanslı may mắn 幸运的
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