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Dictionary definition for: Fortune

1. (n) 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"

2. (n) a large amount of wealth or prosperity

3. (n) 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"

4. (n) 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"

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