noun Date: 1590 one that professes to foretell future events • fortune-telling noun or adjective

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  • Fortune teller — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fortune-teller — fortune .teller n someone who uses cards or looks at people s hands in order to tell them what is supposed to happen to them in the future >fortune telling n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fortune-teller — fortune ,teller noun count someone who looks at your hand, a special set of cards, etc. in order to tell you what is going to happen to you in the future. This activity is called fortune telling …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fortune-teller — fortune tellers N COUNT A fortune teller is a person who tells you what they think will happen to you in the future, after looking at something such as the lines on your hand …   English dictionary

  • fortune-teller — ► NOUN ▪ a person who tells people s fortunes. DERIVATIVES fortune telling noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Fortune Teller — est une chanson écrite par Allen Toussaint, sous le pseudonyme de « Naomi Neville ». Tout d abord enregistrée par Benny Spellman, elle est plus connue pour avoir été reprise par les Rolling Stones (sur l album Got Live If You Want It!,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fortune-teller — [n] person attempting to tell the future augur, clairvoyant, crystal ball gazer, diviner, medium, mind reader, oracle, palmist, palm reader, predicter, prophet, psychic, seer, soothsayer, spiritualist, tarot reader, tea leaf reader; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • fortune-teller — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fortune teller : singular fortune teller plural fortune tellers someone who looks at your hand, a special set of cards etc in order to tell you what is going to happen to you in the future. This activity is… …   English dictionary

  • fortune teller — /ˈfɔtʃən tɛlə/ (say fawchuhn teluh) noun someone who professes to tell people what will happen in the future. Also, fortune teller. –fortune telling, noun –fortune telling, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • fortune teller — noun for two bucks you could get a reading from a gypsy fortune teller Syn: clairvoyant, crystal gazer, psychic, prophet, seer, oracle, soothsayer, augur, diviner, sibyl; palmist, palm reader …   Thesaurus of popular words

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