fortune

A fortune can be a large amount of money, and fortune is a form of fate. So you want to have the good fortune to make a fortune during your career.

Fortuna was the Roman goddess of fate and luck. She was sometimes depicted with a wheel, and the random spinning of her "wheel of fortune" became a symbol for the unpredictability of fate (and, much later, the title of a popular game show). A fortune teller can look into her crystal ball or tarot cards and predict your future. But her predictions are probably about as accurate as the "prophecy" that comes inside your fortune cookie.

Definitions of fortune
  1. noun
    your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    “whatever my fortune may be”
    synonyms: circumstances, destiny, fate, lot, luck, portion
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    good fortune, good luck, luckiness
    an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
    providence
    a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
    bad luck, ill luck, misfortune, tough luck
    an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
    failure
    lack of success
    prosperity, successfulness
    the condition of prospering; having good fortune
    blessing, boon
    a desirable state
    weakness
    the condition of being financially weak
    adversity, hard knocks, hardship
    a state of misfortune or affliction
    gutter, sewer, toilet
    misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
    hard cheese
    bad luck
    bankruptcy
    a state of complete lack of some abstract property
    bank failure
    the inability of a bank to meet its credit obligations
    crop failure
    the failure of crops to produce a marketable surplus
    dead duck
    something doomed to failure
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    condition
    a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
  2. noun
    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    synonyms: chance, hazard, luck
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    bad luck, mischance, mishap
    an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
    even chance, toss-up, tossup
    an unpredictable phenomenon
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    phenomenon
    any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  3. noun
    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome
    “it was as if fortune guided his hand”
    synonyms: luck
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    fluke, good fortune, good luck
    a stroke of luck
    serendipity
    good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
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    phenomenon
    any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  4. noun
    a large amount of wealth or prosperity
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    hoarded wealth, treasure
    accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.
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