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fortune (n.)

c. 1300, "chance, luck as a force in human affairs," from Old French fortune "lot, good fortune, misfortune" (12c.), from Latin fortuna "chance, fate, good luck," from fors (genitive fortis) "chance, luck," possibly ultimately from PIE root *bher- (1) "to carry," also "to bear children," which is supported by de Vaan even though "The semantic shift from 'load' or 'the carrying' to 'chance, luck' is not obvious ...." The sense might be "that which is brought."

Sense of "owned wealth" is first found in Spenser; probably it evolved from senses of "one's condition or standing in life," hence "position as determined by wealth," then "wealth, large estate" itself. Often personified as a goddess; her wheel betokens vicissitude. Soldier of fortune is attested by 1660s. Fortune 500 "most profitable American companies" is 1955, from the list published annually in "Fortune" magazine. Fortune-hunter "one who seeks to marry for wealth" is from 1680s.

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Definitions of fortune from WordNet

fortune (n.)
an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;
Synonyms: luck / chance / hazard
fortune (n.)
a large amount of wealth or prosperity;
fortune (n.)
an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome;
it was as if fortune guided his hand
Synonyms: luck
fortune (n.)
your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);
whatever my fortune may be
Synonyms: destiny / fate / luck / lot / circumstances / portion
From wordnet.princeton.edu