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 Dictionary entry overview: What does good fortune mean? 

  The noun GOOD FORTUNE has 2 senses:

1. an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
2. a stroke of luck

  Familiarity information: GOOD FORTUNE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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An auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


good fortune; good luck; luckiness

Hypernyms ("good fortune" is a kind of...):

circumstances; destiny; fate; fortune; lot; luck; portion (your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "good fortune"):

prosperity; successfulness (the condition of prospering; having good fortune)

blessing; boon (a desirable state)


misfortune (an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes)

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A stroke of luck

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena


fluke; good fortune; good luck

Hypernyms ("good fortune" is a kind of...):

fortune; luck (an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "good fortune"):

serendipity (good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries)

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