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It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man.
Adam Baldwin

Meaning of "fortune" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FORTUNE

From Old French, from Latin fortūna, from fors chance.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FORTUNE

fortune  [ˈfɔːtʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FORTUNE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fortune is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fortune in English.

WHAT DOES FORTUNE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fortune

Fortune or Fortuné may refer to: ▪ Luck, a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person's controls ▪ Wealth, an abundance of items of economic value ▪ Fortune, the predictions made in the process of fortune-telling ▪ Fortune, the printed slip of text contained in a fortune cookie...

Definition of fortune in the English dictionary

The first definition of fortune in the dictionary is an amount of wealth or material prosperity, esp, when unqualified, a great amount. Other definition of fortune is a power or force, often personalized, regarded as being responsible for human affairs; chance. Fortune is also luck, esp when favourable.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FORTUNE

PRESENT

Present
I fortune
you fortune
he/she/it fortunes
we fortune
you fortune
they fortune
Present continuous
I am fortuning
you are fortuning
he/she/it is fortuning
we are fortuning
you are fortuning
they are fortuning
Present perfect
I have fortuned
you have fortuned
he/she/it has fortuned
we have fortuned
you have fortuned
they have fortuned
Present perfect continuous
I have been fortuning
you have been fortuning
he/she/it has been fortuning
we have been fortuning
you have been fortuning
they have been fortuning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fortuned
you fortuned
he/she/it fortuned
we fortuned
you fortuned
they fortuned
Past continuous
I was fortuning
you were fortuning
he/she/it was fortuning
we were fortuning
you were fortuning
they were fortuning
Past perfect
I had fortuned
you had fortuned
he/she/it had fortuned
we had fortuned
you had fortuned
they had fortuned
Past perfect continuous
I had been fortuning
you had been fortuning
he/she/it had been fortuning
we had been fortuning
you had been fortuning
they had been fortuning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fortune
you will fortune
he/she/it will fortune
we will fortune
you will fortune
they will fortune
Future continuous
I will be fortuning
you will be fortuning
he/she/it will be fortuning
we will be fortuning
you will be fortuning
they will be fortuning
Future perfect
I will have fortuned
you will have fortuned
he/she/it will have fortuned
we will have fortuned
you will have fortuned
they will have fortuned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been fortuning
you will have been fortuning
he/she/it will have been fortuning
we will have been fortuning
you will have been fortuning
they will have been fortuning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fortune
you would fortune
he/she/it would fortune
we would fortune
you would fortune
they would fortune
Conditional continuous
I would be fortuning
you would be fortuning
he/she/it would be fortuning
we would be fortuning
you would be fortuning
they would be fortuning
Conditional perfect
I would have fortune
you would have fortune
he/she/it would have fortune
we would have fortune
you would have fortune
they would have fortune
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been fortuning
you would have been fortuning
he/she/it would have been fortuning
we would have been fortuning
you would have been fortuning
they would have been fortuning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fortune
we let´s fortune
you fortune
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fortune
Past participle
fortuned
Present Participle
fortuning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FORTUNE


beechen
ˈbiːtʃən
birchen
ˈbɜːtʃən
Christian
ˈkrɪstʃən
combustion
kəmˈbʌstʃən
congestion
kənˈdʒɛstʃən
digestion
dɪˈdʒɛstʃən
escutcheon
ɪˈskʌtʃən
exhaustion
ɪɡˈzɔːstʃən
falchion
ˈfɔːltʃən
indigestion
ˌɪndɪˈdʒɛstʃən
ingestion
ɪnˈdʒɛstʃən
larchen
ˈlɑːtʃən
luncheon
ˈlʌntʃən
misfortune
mɪsˈfɔːtʃən
puncheon
ˈpʌntʃən
question
ˈkwɛstʃən
richen
ˈrɪtʃən
suggestion
səˈdʒɛstʃən
truncheon
ˈtrʌntʃən
unchristian
ʌnˈkrɪstʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FORTUNE

fortuities
fortuitism
fortuitist
fortuitous
fortuitously
fortuitousness
fortuity
Fortuna
fortunate
fortunately
fortunateness
fortune cookie
fortune hunter
fortune-hunter
fortune-hunting
fortune-teller
fortune-telling
fortuneless
fortunize
forty

WORDS THAT END LIKE FORTUNE

attune
autotune
befortune
carry a tune
Dame Fortune
detune
fine-tune
give hostages to fortune
importune
infortune
inopportune
Neptune
opportune
retune
signature tune
small fortune
soldier of fortune
tune
unfortune
wheel of fortune

Synonyms and antonyms of fortune in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FORTUNE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fortune» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fortune

Translation of «fortune» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FORTUNE

Find out the translation of fortune to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fortune from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fortune» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

财富
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fortuna
570 millions of speakers

English

fortune
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भाग्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثَرْوَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

состояние
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fortuna
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাগ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nasib
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vermögen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大金
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재산
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rejeki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tài sản to lớn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதிர்ஷ்டம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भाग्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

servet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fortuna
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fortuna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

статок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

avere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τύχη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fortuin
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förmögenhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

formue
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fortune

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FORTUNE»

The term «fortune» is very widely used and occupies the 7.058 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FORTUNE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fortune» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fortune» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fortune

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10 QUOTES WITH «FORTUNE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fortune.
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Evelyn Ashford
I want it all. Fame, fortune and all the commercials there are to do.
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Adam Baldwin
It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man.
3
Manolo Blahnik
Men tell me that I've saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it's cheaper than a divorce. So I'm still useful, you see.
4
Boethius
For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
5
Tom Brokaw
In Los Angeles, I had the good fortune of anchoring the news right before Johnny Carson came on, so to see him, the Hollywood stars watched me first.
6
Thomas Browne
It is we that are blind, not fortune.
7
Thomas Carlyle
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
8
Giacomo Casanova
I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me, and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude.
9
Chris Cornell
I play Texas Hold'em on my Blackberry. I have amassed a fortune on that. I have almost 30 million dollars from playing. It is unreal.
10
Jacques-Louis David
If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice. And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune, will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FORTUNE»

Discover the use of fortune in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fortune and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fortune
But Ryan's intimate, erotic shibari sessions frighten Kat as much as they excite her, for each simple knot requires infinite trust and inspires complicated emotions.When a family crisis tests their love and threatens to snap the fragile ...
Annabel Joseph, 2010
2
Fortune-Telling Book of Love
The latest addition to the bestselling Fortune-Telling series (more than 450,000 sold), this pocket-sized book divines auspicious signs, personalized fortunes, and time-tested spells for attracting love and keeping the flames of affection ...
K.C. Jones, 2012
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Fortune-Telling Book of Dreams
It compiles over 1,000 dream symbols and reveals what they portend for the dreamer. This handy little book is irresistible to pick up; its content is so compelling, it's impossible to put down.
McCloud, Andrea, 2010
4
The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid
Prahalad describes how the world's low-income markets offer opportunity for the world's wealthiest companies to seek fortune and bring prosperity to the poor.
C. K. Prahalad, 2006
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Fortune
Step into the world of the mega-rich… and the mega-bitches.
Megan Cole, 2010
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A Dangerous Fortune
This breathtaking novel portrays a family splintered by lust, bound by a shared legacy... men and women swept toward a perilous climax where greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy's death, must be stopped, or not just one man's dreams, ...
Ken Follett, 2010
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Fortune-Telling Birthday Book
Harkening back to the 1930s, the nostalgic illustrations in the Fortune-Telling Birthday Book accompany a perennial calendar for you to keep track of (and interpret) the birthdays of your friends and family.
‎2011
8
Fortune-Telling Book of Names
Featuring charming vintage illustrations, this luxe volume is sure to cast a spell over anyone who sees it and makes a great gift for expecting parents!
McCloud, A.M., 2010
9
Fortune-Telling Book of the Zodiac
A great addition to the bestselling Fortune-Telling series, this charming book reveals the secrets written in the night sky with month-by-month fortunes and predictions based on Western and Chinese zodiac symbols.
Jones, K.C., 2010
10
Sisters of Fortune: America's Caton Sisters at Home and Abroad
The first American heiresses took Britain by storm in 1816, two generations before the great late Victorian beauties.
Jehanne Wake, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FORTUNE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fortune is used in the context of the following news items.
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Aflac employee one of Fortune 500's Heroes
For his effort, Mailman is among this year's 55 Fortune 500 Heroes, a special group of employees at the nation's largest companies honored for ... «Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Jul 15»
2
Fortune favours brave, not Canada at Gold Cup
Fortune so often favours the brave. On this night, Canada wasn't brave—it was cautious. Jamaica was brave, and they deserved to win. «Sportsnet.ca, Jul 15»
3
After the Sony hack: When Microsoft and Google stepped up
But Microsoft executive vice president and general counsel Brad Smith spoke to Fortune in detail about why his company decided to act, when ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
4
Only In India! A Fortune Telling Donkey Is Rajasthan's Latest Rage!
A donkey in Rajasthan's Barmer town is pulling a huge crowd these days, thanks to it's fortune-telling capabilities. While this isn't anything new ... «Indiatimes.com, Jul 15»
5
Why cruise line dining is about to get much better
T+L is a content partner of Fortune.com. More good reads from T+L: • The World's Best New Food Halls • The River Cruise Guide to Asia: The ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
6
Chinese immigrant who made fortune in fakes finds haven
In this Thursday, June 18, 2015 photo, a man walks outside a building in Beijing where an apartment is listed in Chinese official documents as ... «Tribune-Review, Jul 15»
7
How leaders can remain optimistic during tough times
FORTUNE · Money · Time ... Essence · Entertainment Weekly · Food & wine · Fortune · FWx · Golf · Health · InStyle ... Fortune.com · Subscribe. «Fortune, Jul 15»
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Fortune Live for July 10, 2015: China's stock market bubble …
On Fortune Live, senior editors Stephen Gandel and Geoff Colvin will discuss the burst of China's stock market bubble, layoffs at Microsoft ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
9
GM recalls 780000 SUVs
Fortune.com is a part of the Time.com network of sites. Powered by WordPress.com VIP · Fortune 500 Auto Energy Finance Leadership Most ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
10
Warren Buffett's auto investment in China just took a huge hit
Check out this Fortune feature for the others. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett plays bridge during the Berkshire annual meeting ... «Fortune, Jul 15»

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