US: /ˈfɔɹtʃən/, /ˈfɔɹtʃun/
UK: /fˈɔːt‍ʃuːn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

fortune /'fɔ:tʃn/
  • danh từ
    • vận may; sự may mắn
      • to have fortune an one's side: gặp may, may mắn
      • to try one's fortune: cầu may
    • thần vận mệnh, thần tài; vận, vận mệnh
      • to tell someone's fortune; to tell someone his fortune: đoán số của ai
      • to tell fortunes: xem bói; làm nghề bói toán
    • sự giàu có, sự thịnh vượng; của cải, cơ đồ
      • to make one's fortune: phát đạt, phát tài
      • to make a fortune: trở nên giàu có
      • to mary a fortune: lấy vợ giàu
    • a soldier of fortune
      • lính đánh thuê
    • fortune favours the bold
      • có gan thì làm giàu
    • to try the fortune of war
      • thử liều chinh chiến (để xây dựng cơ đồ)
  • nội động từ
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ), (thơ ca) may; xảy ra
      • it fortuned that he was at home then: may mà lúc ấy anh ta lại có ở nhà

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U] chance or luck, especially in the way it affects people's lives: I have had the good fortune to work with some brilliant directors. + By a stroke of fortune he found work almost immediately. + Fortune smiled on me (= I had good luck).
2 [C] a large amount of money: He made a fortune in real estate. + She inherited a share of the family fortune. + A car like that costs a small fortune. + You don't have to spend a fortune to give your family tasty, healthy meals. + She is hoping her US debut will be the first step on the road to fame and fortune. + That ring must be worth a fortune.
3 [C, usually pl., U] the good and bad things that happen to a person, family, country, etc: the changing fortunes of the film industry + the fortunes of war + a reversal of fortune(s)
4 [C] a person's fate or future: She can tell your fortune by looking at the lines on your hand.
Idioms see HOSTAGE, SEEK

Thesaurus dictionary

1 position, worth, means, assets, holdings, wealth, property, estate, possessions; wealth, riches, affluence, opulence, treasure, money, prosperity:
Each member is liable to the full extent of his fortune. He acquired his fortune from oil.
2 luck, chance, fortuity; lot, fate, kismet, destiny, karma; future; US happenstance:
It was just fortune that put me in the right place at the right time. She'll tell your fortune if you cross her palm with silver.
3 Usually, fortunes. circumstance(s), experience(s), adventures, expectation(s), lot:
My fortunes of late have been poor.

Collocation dictionary

1 luck


good | ill


piece, stroke
By a stroke of good fortune, Steven was still in his office.


have | bring (sb)
A horseshoe nailed to your door is supposed to bring good fortune.


be on sb's side, favour sb
For once, fortune was on our side: the weather improved in time for the match.
| smile on sb
Fortune smiled on me that day (= I had good fortune).


as good/ill fortune would have it
As good fortune would have it, a bus came along just when I needed it.
| a change in/of fortune
All we can do is hope for a change in fortune.
| have the good fortune to do sth
I had the good fortune to work with people I liked.

2 fortunes: what happens to sb/sth


declining, flagging | changing, fluctuating, mixed
a year of mixed fortunes for the company
| economic, electoral


The party still hopes to revive its flagging electoral fortunes.
| follow
fans who follow the fortunes of their chosen team


change, fluctuate
A company's fortunes can change overnight.
| improve, rise | decline, fall
as the country's fortunes rose and fell


a reversal of fortunes
The company suffered a great reversal of fortunes when public taste changed.

3 what is going to happen to sb in the future


read, tell
They went to have their fortunes read.


teller, telling

4 very large amount of money


considerable, enormous, great, immense, large, substantial, vast | small
(= quite large)Rebuilding the house must have cost a small fortune.
| family, personal


accumulate, acquire, amass, build (up), make, win | inherit | leave (sb)
Her aunt died and left her a fortune.
| lose, squander
He lost his fortune in the stock market crash of 1929. squandering the family fortune
| seek
They went to seek their fortune abroad.
| be worth
(informal) Some of those old toys are worth a fortune now.
| cost
| pay, spend
(both informal) She spends a fortune on clothes!


~ from
He built his fortune from breeding horses.
| ~ in
She made a fortune in the property boom.
| ~ on
They sold their house at the right time and made a fortune on it.
| ~ out
He has amassed a considerable fortune out of trading shares.


fame and fortune
They went to America in search of fame and fortune.
| heir/heiress to a fortune
He was sole heir to the family fortune.

Concise English dictionary

+an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
+a large amount of wealth or prosperity
+an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome
+your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)