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fortune noun 1 chance as a force in human affairs; fate. 2 luck. 3 (fortunes) unpredictable happenings that swing affairs this way or that the fortunes of war. 4 (fortunes) the state of one's luck. 5 one's destiny. 6 a large sum of money. make one's fortune to become prosperous. a small fortune a large amount of money. tell someone's fortune to tell them what their destiny is.
ETYMOLOGY: 13c: from Latin fortuna.
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