fortune fortune  /ˈfɔr tʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
  2. (n) a large amount of wealth or prosperity
  3. (n) an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome
  4. (n) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

Usage(s):

  1. The Family Firm A PTI investigation into the wealth of Indonesia's Suharto and his children uncovers a $15 billion fortune in cash, property, art, jewelry and jets.
  2. I've been steamed for years because, when fortune.
  3. His fortune was huge, but not as great as his dynastic vision.

News

  1. Fortune Brands Buys WoodCrafters

    Fortune Brands Home and Security Inc. has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of a privately-owned producer of bathroom vanities and vanity sink tops, WoodCrafters Home Products....
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Fortune Brands acquires WoodCrafters for $300 million

    Fortune Brands Home & Security said it has acquired WoodCrafters Home Products, a privately-owned manufacturer of bathroom vanities and vanity sink tops for $300 million.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

  3. Fortune Brands Home & Security Completes Acquisition of WoodCrafters Home Products

    Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. , an industry-leading home and security products company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of WoodCrafters Home Products, a leading, privately-owned manufacturer of bathroom vanities and vanity sink tops.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. Gallagher, 41, told the Radio Times: "If somebody is dangling this carrot of 'fame and fortune' in front of a check-out girl from Barnsley who can sing like Britney Spears then they're going to go for it, right. But it seems to bring on instant...
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Noel Gallagher Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "When you see the commitment my parents exhibited ...... it was not for fame or fortune," Yolanda King said. "The best sermons are those that are lived."
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Yolanda King Source: Washington Post

  3. Referring to a photo of Clinton on the cover of the July 9 issue of Fortune with a headline reading "Business Loves Hillary," Edwards said, "You will never see a picture of me on the front of Fortune magazine saying I'm the candidate that...
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: John Edwards Source: ABC News

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