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fortune /ˈfɔːtʃən $ ˈfɔːr-/ noun
Fortune 500, the /ˌfɔːtʃən faɪv ˈhʌndrəd $ ˌfɔːr-/

بحث واقبال ، طالع ، خوش بختی ، شانس ، مال ، دارایی ، ثروت ، اتفاق افتادن ، مقدرکردن ، قانون ـ فقه: ثروت ، بازرگانی: دارائی
- wealth, affluence, opulence, possessions, property, prosperity, riches, treasure
- luck, chance, destiny, fate, kismet, providence
- fortunes: destiny, adventures, experiences, history, lot, success
Antonyms: misfortune
Contrasted words: design, intent, intention
Related Idioms: king's ransom, pretty penny, tidy sum
Related Words: destiny, doom, portion
English Thesaurus: later, following, future, subsequent, succeeding, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

fortune S3 W3 /ˈfɔːtʃən $ ˈfɔːr-/ noun
[Word Family: noun: fortune, misfortune, unfortunate; adverb: fortunatelyunfortunately; adjective: fortunateunfortunate]
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: French; Origin: Latin fortuna]

1. MONEY [countable] a very large amount of money:
He made a fortune selling property in Spain.
My first painting sold for £25, a small fortune then for an art student.
He died in poverty in 1947, but his art is worth a fortune.
The carpet must have cost a fortune.
It is quite easy to decorate your house without spending a fortune.
Her personal fortune was estimated at £37 million.

2. CHANCE [uncountable] chance or luck, and the effect that it has on your life:
I had the good fortune to work with a brilliant head of department.
Sickness or ill fortune could reduce you to a needy situation.
I felt it was useless to struggle against fortune.

3. WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU [countable usually plural] the good or bad things that happen in life:
a downturn in the company’s fortunes
This defeat marked a change in the team’s fortunes.
The geographical position of the frontier fluctuated with the fortunes of war (=the things that can happen during a war).

4. tell sb’s fortune to tell someone what will happen to them in the future by looking at their hands, using cards etc
soldier of fortune, ⇒ fame and fortune at fame, ⇒ a hostage to fortune at hostage(3), ⇒ seek your fortune at seek(4)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

Fortune 500, the /ˌfɔːtʃən faɪv ˈhʌndrəd $ ˌfɔːr-/
the 500 largest companies in the US, which are named in a yearly list in Fortune magazine:
She's a vice-president of a Fortune 500 company.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. luck
ADJ. good | ill
QUANT. piece, stroke By a stroke of good fortune, Steven was still in his office.
VERB + FORTUNE have | bring (sb) A horseshoe nailed to your door is supposed to bring good fortune.
FORTUNE + VERB be on sb's side, favour sb For once, fortune was on our side: the weather improved in time for the match.
smile on sb Fortune smiled on me that day (= I had good fortune).
PHRASES as good/ill fortune would have it As good fortune would have it, a bus came along just when I needed it.
a change in/of fortune All we can do is hope for a change in fortune.
have the good fortune to do sth I had the good fortune to work with people I liked.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. fortunes: what happens to sb/sth
ADJ. declining, flagging | changing, fluctuating, mixed a year of mixed fortunes for the company
economic, electoral
VERB + FORTUNE revive The party still hopes to revive its flagging electoral fortunes.
follow fans who follow the fortunes of their chosen team
FORTUNE + VERB change, fluctuate A company's fortunes can change overnight.
improve, rise | decline, fall as the country's fortunes rose and fell
PHRASES a reversal of fortunes The company suffered a great reversal of fortunes when public taste changed.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. what is going to happen to sb in the future
VERB + FORTUNE read, tell They went to have their fortunes read.
FORTUNE + NOUN teller, telling

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

IV. very large amount of money
ADJ. considerable, enormous, great, immense, large, substantial, vast | small (= quite large) Rebuilding the house must have cost a small fortune.
family, personal
VERB + FORTUNE accumulate, acquire, amass, build (up), make, win | inherit | leave (sb) Her aunt died and left her a fortune.
lose, squander He lost his fortune in the stock market crash of 1929. squandering the family fortune
seek They went to seek their fortune abroad.
be worth (informal) Some of those old toys are worth a fortune now.
cost (informal)
pay, spend (both informal) She spends a fortune on clothes!
PREP. ~ from He built his fortune from breeding horses.
~ in She made a fortune in the property boom.
~ on They sold their house at the right time and made a fortune on it.
~ out He has amassed a considerable fortune out of trading shares.
PHRASES fame and fortune They went to America in search of fame and fortune.
heir/heiress to a fortune He was sole heir to the family fortune.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


make a fortune (also amass a fortune formal) (=gain a lot of money)
His family amassed a fortune during that period.
make your fortune (=become rich)
She made her fortune in the cosmetics industry.
earn a fortune
He hopes to earn a fortune from his latest invention.
lose a fortune (=lose a lot of money)
He lost a fortune in an unwise business deal.
cost a fortune (=be very expensive)
It’ll cost a fortune if we go by taxi.
spend a fortune
You don’t have to spend a fortune giving your family healthy meals.
pay a fortune (=pay a lot of money)
We had to pay a fortune in rent.
inherit a fortune (=gain a lot of money after someone dies)
He inherited a fortune of a million pounds from his uncle.
leave somebody a fortune (=arrange for someone to receive a lot of money after you die)
He left his wife a modest fortune.
a huge/vast/immense fortune
Timothy was the heir to a vast fortune.
a large/substantial/considerable fortune
His father, an oil magnate, amassed a large fortune.
a small fortune (=a very large amount of money)
He made a small fortune in the London property boom.
a personal/private fortune
She is one of the richest women in Britain, with an estimated personal fortune of £90 million.
a £20 million/$40 million etc fortune
She is believed to have a £25 million fortune.
be worth a fortune informal:
The building itself is worth a fortune.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: It was a good fortune that the driver was able to stop in time.
GOOD: It was fortunate/lucky that the driver was able to stop in time.

Usage Note:
Good fortune is quite rare. It occurs mainly in the phrase have the good fortune to do sth : 'He had the good fortune to marry a woman who was both kind and understanding.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

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