Associations to the word «Fortune»

Pictures for the word «Fortune»


FORTUNE, noun. Destiny, especially favorable.
FORTUNE, noun. A prediction or set of predictions about a person's future provided by a fortune teller.
FORTUNE, noun. A small slip of paper with wise or vaguely prophetic words printed on it, baked into a fortune cookie.
FORTUNE, noun. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident.
FORTUNE, noun. Good luck.
FORTUNE, noun. One's wealth; the amount of money one has; especially, if it is vast.
FORTUNE, noun. A large amount of money.
FORTUNE, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To happen, take place. [14th-19th c.]
FORTUNE, verb. To provide with a fortune.
FORTUNE, verb. To presage; to tell the fortune of.
FORTUNE 500, noun. (singulare tantum) The list published annually by Fortune magazine, numbering five hundred, of the highest-revenue United States companies.
FORTUNE 500, noun. (plurale tantum) Collectively, the members of that list.
FORTUNE 500, noun. (by extension) (informal) (countable) Any one member of that list.
FORTUNE COOKIE, noun. A type of hollow snack, common in westernized Chinese food, containing a message on a narrow strip of paper, generally with a wise or vaguely prophetic message printed on the paper.
FORTUNE COOKIE, noun. (computing) A quote-of-the-day feature (especially on *nix systems.)
FORTUNE COOKIES, noun. Plural of fortune cookie
FORTUNE HUNTER, noun. A person who eagerly seeks wealth without working to earn it, especially in an adventurous way or in an unsavory or unscrupulous way such as by marrying another in order to acquire that person's money.
FORTUNE SEEKER, noun. Alternative term for fortune hunter
FORTUNE STICK, noun. One of a set of numbered bamboo slips which corresponds to a message concerning the future, drawn by a supplicant in Taoist divination.
FORTUNE STICKS, noun. Plural of fortune stick
FORTUNE TELLER, noun. Alternative spelling of fortuneteller
FORTUNE TELLERS, noun. Plural of fortune teller
FORTUNE TELLING, noun. The act of predicting a person's future.
FORTUNE TELLING, verb. Predicting a person's future.

Dictionary definition

FORTUNE, noun. 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".
FORTUNE, noun. A large amount of wealth or prosperity.
FORTUNE, noun. An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome; "it was my good luck to be there"; "they say luck is a lady"; "it was as if fortune guided his hand".
FORTUNE, noun. Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin