meaning of fortune

1. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident; luck; hap; also, the personified or deified power regarded as determining human success, apportioning happiness and unhappiness, and distributing arbitrarily or fortuitously the lots of life.
That which befalls or is to befall one; lot in life, or event in any particular undertaking; fate; destiny; as, to tell ones fortune.
That which comes as the result of an undertaking or of a course of action; good or ill success; especially, favorable issue; happy event; success; prosperity as reached partly by chance and partly by effort.
Wealth; large possessions; large estate; riches; as, a gentleman of fortune.
To make fortunate; to give either good or bad fortune to.
To provide with a fortune.
To presage; to tell the fortune of.
To fall out; to happen.
an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure ">chance"

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