What is fortunate?

  • (adj): Having unexpected good fortune.
    Example: "Other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
    See also — Additional definitions below


"Fortunate" is a neo soul song from the 1999 motion picture Life and was released on the film's soundtrack. The song was written, composed, produced and arranged by R. Kelly and recorded by Maxwell. "Fortunate" was awarded Best R&B Single of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards and Best R&B/Soul Single (Male) at Soul Train Awards. Maxwell was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Male Vocalist and also nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Song of the Year.

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Fortunate Son (Star Trek: Enterprise)
... "Fortunate Son" is the tenth episode (production #110) of the television series Star Trek Enterprise ... turn around and lend a helping hand to the ECS Fortunate, a Y-class freighter ... Archer, Malcolm, Phlox, and Travis learn from the first officer that the Fortunate was attacked by Nausicans and that the captain was injured ...
Fortunate Number
... A Fortunate number, named after Reo Fortune, for a given positive integer n is the smallest integer m > 1 such that pn# + m is a prime number, where the primorial pn# is the product of the first ... For example, to find the seventh Fortunate number, one would first calculate the product of the first seven primes (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 and 17), which is 510510 ... Hence 19 is a Fortunate number ...
The Fortunate Pilgrim
... The Fortunate Pilgrim is a highly recommended book written on the year 1965 novel by Mario Puzo ... The Fortunate Pilgrim is the real birthplace of The Godfather ... not have written The Godfather." Until his dying day, Mario Puzo considered The Fortunate Pilgrim his finest, most poetic, and literary work ...
The Fortunate Pilgrim
... The Fortunate Pilgrim is a 1965 novel by Mario Puzo ... struggle for respectability in America and her courage and filial love, as portrayed in The Fortunate Pilgrim, 1965 ... The Fortunate Pilgrim, though it won much literary praise from established American novelists, never earned Puzo a living ...

More definitions of "fortunate":

  • (adj): Supremely favored or fortunate.
    Synonyms: favored, golden
  • (adj): Presaging good fortune.
    Example: "She made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"
    Synonyms: hopeful, rosy

Famous quotes containing the word fortunate:

    Our argument ... will result, not upon logic by itself—though without logic we should never have got to this point—but upon the fortunate contingent fact that people who would take this logically possible view, after they had really imagined themselves in the other man’s position, are extremely rare.
    Richard M. Hare (b. 1919)

    We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.
    George Gurdjieff (c. 1877–1949)