fortuity

  • 1 Fortuity — For*tu i*ty, n. [Cf. F. fortuit[ e].] Accident; chance; casualty. D. Forbes (1750). [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fortuity — I noun accident, accidentalness, adventitiousness, adventure, casualness, casualty, chance, chance occurrence, coincidence, contingence, fluke, fortuitousness, happenstance, hazard, occurrence, opportunity, quirk, random luck, randomness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 fortuity — 1747, from FORTUITOUS (Cf. fortuitous) + ITY (Cf. ity) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 fortuity — [fôr to͞o′ə tē, fôrtyo͞o′ə tē] n. pl. fortuities [< L fortuitus (see FORTUITOUS) + ITY] 1. the quality or condition of being fortuitous 2. chance or chance occurrence …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 fortuity — fortuitous ► ADJECTIVE 1) happening by chance rather than design. 2) happening by a lucky chance; fortunate. DERIVATIVES fortuitously adverb fortuitousness noun fortuity noun (pl. fortuities) . ORIGIN Latin fortuitus, from forte …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 fortuity — noun (plural ities) Date: circa 1747 1. the quality or state of being fortuitous 2. a chance event or occurrence …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 fortuity — /fawr tooh i tee, tyooh /, n., pl. fortuities for 2, 3. 1. the state or quality of being fortuitous; fortuitous character. 2. an accidental occurrence. 3. an instance of great luck or good fortune. [1740 50; FORTUIT(OUS) + Y3] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 fortuity — noun a) The state of being fortuitous b) A fortuitous event; an accident …

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  • 9 fortuity — Synonyms and related words: accident, accidentality, actuarial calculation, adventitiousness, adventure, break, casualness, casualty, chance, chance hit, contingency, contingent, destiny, fate, fluke, flukiness, fortuitousness, fortune, freak… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 fortuity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. An unexpected random event: accident, chance, fluke, hap, happenchance, happenstance, hazard. See CERTAIN, SURPRISE. 2. The quality shared by random, unintended, or unpredictable events or this quality regarded as… …

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  • 11 fortuity — for tu·i·ty || fÉ”r tuːətɪ /fɔː tju n. fortuitousness; chance; accidental occurrence …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 fortuity — n. Accidentalness, casualness, chance, contingency …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 fortuity — n 1. chance, mere chance, happy chance, happenstance, serendipity; accident, coincidence, contingency, contingence; uncertainty, potluck, blind faith; luck, good luck, Lady Luck, fortune or Fortune, good fortune, wheels of fortune, heads or tails …

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  • 14 fortuity — for·tu·i·ty …

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  • 15 fortuity — for•tu•i•ty [[t]fɔrˈtu ɪ ti, ˈtyu [/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the state or quality of being fortuitous 2) a fortuitous occurrence • Etymology: 1740–50 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 fortuity — /fɔˈtjuəti/ (say faw tyoohuhtee) noun (plural fortuities) 1. fortuitous character; the fact of being accidental or casual. 2. accident or chance. 3. an accidental occurrence. {fortu(itous) + ity} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 fortuity — /fortilatiy/ In old English law, a fortified place; a castle; a bulwark …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 fortuity — /fortilatiy/ In old English law, a fortified place; a castle; a bulwark …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 fortuity — n. (pl. ies) 1 a chance occurrence. 2 accident or chance; fortuitousness …

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  • 20 chance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Fortuity Nouns 1. chance, accident, lot; fate, kismet, karma (See destiny); Lady Luck, [Dame] Fortune; luck, fortune, hap, hazard; contingency, adventure, fortuity; randomness, indetermination,… …

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