Synonyms for fortune

Grammar : Noun
Spell : fawr-chuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfɔr tʃən

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Définition of fortune

Origin :
  • c.1300, "chance, luck as a force in human affairs," from Old French fortune "lot, good fortune, misfortune" (12c.), from Latin fortuna "chance, fate, good luck," from fors (genitive fortis) "chance, luck," possibly from PIE *bhrtu- and related to base *bher- (1) "to carry" (see infer).
  • Often personified as a goddess; her wheel betokens vicissitude. Sense of "owned wealth" first found in Spenser; probably it evolved from senses of "one's condition or standing in life," hence "position as determined by wealth," then "wealth" itself. Soldier of fortune first attested 1660s. Fortune 500 "most profitable American companies" is 1955, from the list published annually in "Fortune" magazine.
  • noun wealth, possessions
  • noun fate, lot in life
Example sentences :
  • "It's like starting West again to make our fortune," said Uncle Peter.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Avice Milbrey had the fortune to witness one of these bed-time causeries.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Almost every Barbarian at the table had made his own fortune.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He went dazedly in to him,—and was awakened from the dream that he had been losing a fortune in his sleep.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Meanwhile, fortune had improved with Mr. Davis, the superintendent of the factory.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • I'm sure that when I wrote these lines, fortune had for a moment tweaked me by the nose.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • Misfortune had driven them into the earth; it would be fortune to stay there.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • He was a spoiled child of fortune, if you wish to have it so.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • What can I do, pray, to give her my fortune and deprive my children of it?
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • Why not have detectives as guards—as if I wore a fortune in diamonds?
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark

Antonyms for fortune

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