Fortune

Fortune may refer to:
* Luck, a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person's controls
* "Fortune and Destiny" (Gad (deity) and Meni), gods referred to in
* Wealth, an abundance of items of economic value
* "Fortune" (magazine), America's second longest-running business magazine
** Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000, their list of the largest public American companies
* Prophecy, the prediction of future events
** fortune (Unix), a simple program that displays a random message from a database of quotations
** Fortune cookie, a delicate, crisp cookie baked around a piece of paper with words of faux wisdom or vague prophecy
** Fortuna, the Roman goddess of luck ("cf." the Greek Tyche)
* "Fortune" (ship), the second ship to bring settlers to Plymouth Colony
* Fortune, Newfoundland, small community in Newfoundland
* Fortune (Marikina), one of sixteen barangays in Marikina City
* A character from ""
* , a 2007 television programme screened on ITV1 in the United Kingdom
* Fortune Records, an independent record label located in Detroit, Michigan from 1946 to 1995
* Toyota Fortuner, an SUV

;People
* Dion Fortune, born Violet Mary Firth, a British occultist and author
* John Fortune, a British comedian best known for his work on the TV series "Bremner, Bird and Fortune"
* Quinton Fortune, a South African football player
* Robert Fortune, a Scottish botanist and traveller best known for introducing tea plants from China to India
* Scott Fortune, a former member of the United States men's national volleyball team that won the gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics
*Christopher Fortune, a British professional comedian best known for his 'Scouser In A Chip Shop' sketch

;Ships
* HMS Fortune, a British "Acasta" class destroyer
* HMS Fortune, a British "F" class destroyer

;Music
* "Fortune" (song), a song by Great Big Sea on their album "Sea of No Cares"
* "Fortune" (single), a song by Nami Tamaki
* Fortune (band), a short-lived but influential 80s AOR band

The Fortune may refer to:
* "The Fortune", a 1975 film starring Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson and Stockard Channing
*Fortune Playhouse, historic theatre in London
*Fortune Theatre, a 432 seat West End theatre in Russell Street, near Covent Garden
*Fortune Theatre (New Zealand), the world's southernmost professional theatre company


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  • fortune — [ fɔrtyn ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. fortuna « bonne ou mauvaise fortune » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx ou littér. Puissance qui est censée distribuer le bonheur et le malheur sans règle apparente. ⇒ hasard, sort. Les caprices de la fortune. Être favorisé par la fortune …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fortuné — fortune [ fɔrtyn ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. fortuna « bonne ou mauvaise fortune » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx ou littér. Puissance qui est censée distribuer le bonheur et le malheur sans règle apparente. ⇒ hasard, sort. Les caprices de la fortune. Être favorisé par la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fortune — Fortune. s. f. Cas fortuit, Hazard. Bonne fortune. mauvaise fortune. en cas de fortune. je me rencontray là par bonne fortune pour moy. s il arrivoit par fortune que. il donne tout à la fortune. les accidents de la fortune. Il se prend… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • fortune — Fortune, Fortuna, Sors. Bonne fortune ou bruit, Secundae fortunae. Fortune diverse, maintenant bonne, maintenant mauvaise, Varia fortuna. Fortune inconstante et qui n arreste point en un lieu, Fortuna volubilis. Mal fortune, Mala fortuna. Qui a… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Fortune — (frz.: Schicksal, Glück, Vermögen, im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch wird damit auch wirtschaftlicher Erfolg bezeichnet) bezeichnet: Fortune (Zeitschrift), ein amerikanisches Wirtschaftsmagazin HMS Fortune, einen britischen Zerstörer in Zweiten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fortuné — fortuné, ée (for tu né, née) adj. 1°   Bien traité de la fortune ou du sort. •   Ne plaignons plus les disgrâces qui font sa félicité ; si elle avait été plus fortunée, son histoire serait plus pompeuse, mais ses oeuvres seraient moins pleines ;… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Fortuné — Fortune Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fortune — For tune (f[^o]r t[ u]n; 135), n. [F. fortune, L. fortuna; akin to fors, fortis, chance, prob. fr. ferre to bear, bring. See {Bear} to support, and cf. {Fortuitous}.] 1. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fortune — for‧tune [ˈfɔːtʆn ǁ ˈfɔːr ] noun [countable] 1. a very large amount of money: • Working on the Stock Exchange, he made a fortune in just a few years. • It would cost a fortune to treat all the waste. • Producers pay stars as much as $5,000 per… …   Financial and business terms

  • Fortune — Fortune: Fortune   общепринятое сокращение (обозначение) имени ботаника, которое добавляется к научным (латинским) названиям некоторых таксонов ботанической (бинарной) номенклатуры и указывает на то, что автором этих наименований… …   Википедия


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