1. Bringing something good and unforeseen; auspicious.
2. Having unexpected good fortune; lucky.
One who has good fortune, especially a wealthy person.
[Latin fortūnātus, from fortūna, chance; see FORTUNE.]
Synonyms: fortunate, happy, lucky, providential
These adjectives mean attended by luck or good fortune: a fortunate coincidence; a happy outcome; a lucky guess; a providential recovery.
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