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Wordnet 3.0


1. having unexpected good fortune;
- Example: "other, less fortunate, children died"
- Example: "a fortunate choice"

2. supremely favored;
- Example: "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"
[syn: fortunate, golden]

3. presaging good fortune;
- Example: "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"
- Example: "rosy predictions"
[syn: fortunate, rosy]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fortunate adj 1: having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice" [ant: unfortunate] 2: supremely favored; "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust" [syn: fortunate, golden] 3: presaging good fortune; "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions" [syn: fortunate, rosy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "fortunate": advantageous, appropriate, assured of success, auspicious, befitting, benign, benignant, blessed, blessed with luck, bright, coming, convenient, crowned with success, dexter, expedient, fair, favorable, favored, favoring, felicitous, fit, fitting, fortuitous, full of promise, golden, good, happy, in luck, lucky, lucky dog, made, man of substance, meet, of good omen, of happy portent, of promise, on the up-and-up, on top, opportune, out in front, promising, propitious, prosperous, providential, ripe, seasonable, sortable, succeeding, successful, suitable, surefire, timely, triumphant, well, well-timed, white