- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹt͡ʃənɪt/, /ˈfɔɹt͡ʃnət/, /ˈfɔɹt͡ʃənət/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːt͡ʃənɪt/, /ˈfɔːt͡ʃənət/
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- Hyphenation: for‧tu‧nate
- Happening by good luck or favorable chance.
What a fortunate occurrence!
- Bringing unforeseen positives
- Presaging happiness.
- Lucky, favored by fortune.
We were fortunate not to be fined for speeding.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for fortunate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
From fortūnātus (“fortunate, prosperous”)
- fortunate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- fortunate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “fortunate” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)