Definition of 'fortune'
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The first is that flashy cars cost a fortune to run. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were mixed fortunes for a pair of debutants. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Agents surround promising youngsters and talk incessantly about fame and fortune. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The luckiest full moon of your year adds good fortune to a contest you have often entered before. The Sun (2017)Perhaps the only certainty is that the lawyers representing each side will make a fortune sorting out the inevitable dispute. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People spend a fortune on that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He added:'The club spent a fortune last summer and the one before. The Sun (2016)That means it is a smart time to work at improving your driving - to make the roads safer and to save yourself a small fortune. The Sun (2017)But in recent years its fortunes have declined. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet such strokes of good fortune are not always the bonanza they might seem. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Such relative good fortune could not last. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)That is not to say the financial crisis has left the family fortune or reputation completely unscathed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The actual size of their fortunes may be much larger than our figures. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You could make a fortune of money. Somewhere East of Life (1994)There were mixed fortunes to be found in the sin stocks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You end up blowing a fortune on something. The Sun (2015)They spent a fortune building a new one and a smaller fortune hiring a new head teacher. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Since then their fortunes have followed differing paths. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He has made his fortunes from property interests and currency trading. The Sun (2006)Surely only bad luck and bad fortune can stop them again. The Sun (2010)But that depends on how you define good fortune. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How long can their good fortune last? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Follow her tips to save a fortune for your family. The Sun (2015)And they are all charmingly conscious of the dangers of letting their fame and fortune go to their heads. The Sun (2008)Rarely have a company 's fortunes been transformed so rapidly for the worse. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For all that, it is also a test of party fortunes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He had made his fortune from car auctions, security and office cleaning. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His fortunes declined with the dawn of rock'n'roll. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sporting chance of a fortune? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We didn't make a fortune, but we earned a few bob. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'fortune'
British English: fortune /ˈfɔːtʃən/ NOUN
You can refer to a large sum of money as a fortune or a smallfortune to emphasize how large it is.
He made a small fortune in the property boom.
- American English: fortune
- Arabic: ثَرْوَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: fortuna
- Chinese: 财富
- Croatian: bogatstvo
- Czech: majlant spousta peněz
- Danish: formue
- Dutch: fortuin
- European Spanish: fortuna
- Finnish: omaisuus
- French: chance
- German: Vermögen
- Greek: τύχη
- Italian: fortuna
- Japanese: 大金
- Korean: 재산
- Norwegian: formue
- Polish: fortuna
- European Portuguese: fortuna
- Romanian: avere
- Russian: состояние
- Spanish: fortuna
- Swedish: förmögenhet
- Thai: ทรัพย์สมบัติมากมาย
- Turkish: servet
- Ukrainian: статок
- Vietnamese: tài sản to lớn
Definition of fortune from the Collins English Dictionary
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