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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fortunate  \For"tu*nate\  (?;  135),  a.  [L.  fortunatus,  p.  p.  of 
  fortunare  to  make  fortunate  or  prosperous,  fr  fortuna.  See 
  {Fortune},  n.] 
  1.  Coming  by  good  luck  or  favorable  chance;  bringing  some 
  good  thing  not  foreseen  as  certain;  presaging  happiness; 
  auspicious;  as  a  fortunate  event;  a  fortunate  concurrence 
  of  circumstances;  a  fortunate  investment. 
 
  2.  Receiving  same  unforeseen  or  unexpected  good,  or  some  good 
  which  was  not  dependent  on  one's  own  skill  or  efforts; 
  favored  with  good  forune;  lucky. 
 
  Syn:  Auspicious;  lucky;  prosperous;  successful;  favored; 
  happy. 
 
  Usage:  {Fortunate},  {Successful},  {Prosperous}.  A  man  is 
  fortunate,  when  he  is  favored  of  fortune,  and  has 
  unusual  blessings  fall  to  his  lot  successful  when  he 
  gains  what  he  aims  at  prosperous  when  he  succeeds  in 
  those  things  which  men  commonly  desire.  One  may  be 
  fortunate,  in  some  cases,  where  he  is  not  successful; 
  he  may  be  successful,  but  if  he  has  been  mistaken  in 
  the  value  of  what  he  has  aimed  at  he  may  for  that 
  reason  fail  to  be  prosperous. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fortunate 
  adj  1:  having  unexpected  good  fortune;  "other,  less  fortunate, 
  children  died";  "a  fortunate  choice"  [ant:  {unfortunate}] 
  2:  supremely  favored  or  fortunate;  "golden  lads  and  girls  all 
  must  /  like  chimney  sweepers  come  to  dust"  [syn:  {favored}, 
  {golden}] 
  3:  presaging  good  fortune;  "she  made  a  fortunate  decision  to  go 
  to  medical  school";  "rosy  predictions"  [syn:  {hopeful},  {rosy}] 




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