fortune

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfɔːrn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfɔrtʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fôrchən)


Inflections of 'fortune' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
fortunes
v 3rd person singular
fortuning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
fortuned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
fortuned
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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fortune

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. her fortunes have turned
  2. it has been my good fortune to [know, meet]
  3. had the fortune of [knowing, going, having, being]
  4. will bring you good fortune
  5. was in for a change of fortunes
  6. was a reversal of fortunes
  7. Fortune is smiling on us
  8. have your fortune [told, read]
  9. can tell your fortune by looking at your [palm, tea leaves]
  10. see what fortune you got (from the cookie)
  11. what does your fortune say?
  12. what fortune did you get?
  13. the [family, team, population] is blessed by fortune
  14. suffered from [ill, poor, bad] fortune
  15. had the bad fortune to [go bankrupt, get sick]
  16. idiom: fortune favors the brave
  17. made a fortune from [selling, producing, exporting]
  18. made his fortune in [gold, oil, the automotive industry]
  19. amassed a fortune [in, from selling] [antiques, art, property]
  20. lost his entire fortune
  21. lost a small fortune in [bad investments, the stock market]
  22. inherited her [father's] fortune
  23. fortune and [power, fame]
  24. that must have cost (you) a fortune!
  25. paid a (small) fortune for
  26. a [huge, vast, unthinkable] fortune
n as adj
  1. Fortune 500 companies
  2. eat fortune cookies
  3. go to a fortune teller
  4. practices fortune telling
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