Meaning of fortunate

for•tu•nate

Pronunciation: (fôr'chu-nit), [key]
— adj.
  1. having good fortune; receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; lucky: a fortunate young actor who got the lead in the play.
  2. bringing or indicating good fortune; resulting favorably; auspicious: She made a fortunate decision to go on to medical school.
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