Fortune vs Kismet - What's the difference?

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Fortune is a synonym of kismet.


As nouns the difference between fortune and kismet

is that fortune is destiny, especially favorable while kismet is fate; a predetermined or unavoidable destiny.

As a verb fortune

is (obsolete|intransitive) to happen, take place.

fortune

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Destiny, especially favorable.
  • * (1743-1809)
  • you, who men's fortunes in their faces read
  • * {{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
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  • A prediction or set of predictions about a person's future provided by a fortune teller.
  • A small slip of paper with wise or vaguely prophetic words printed on it, baked into a fortune cookie.
  • The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • 'Tis more by fortune , lady, than by merit.
  • Good luck.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • There is a tide in the affairs of men, / Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune .
  • One's wealth; the amount of money one has; especially, if it is vast.
  • A large amount of money.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * (good luck)

    Derived terms

    * * fortune hunter * * * * * *

    Verb

    (fortun)
  • (obsolete) To happen, take place.
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Matthew ch. 8:
  • Then the heerdmen, fleed and went there ways into the cite, and tolde everythinge, and what had fortuned unto them that were possessed of the devyls.
  • * {{quote-book, 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, , chapter=Night 20,
  • , It fortuned one night that the Sultan purposed setting out on a journey next morning}}
  • To provide with a fortune.
  • (Richardson)
  • To presage; to tell the fortune of.
  • (Dryden)

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    kismet

    English

    Alternative forms

    * kismat

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • Fate; a predetermined or unavoidable destiny.
  • Synonyms

    * (fate) destiny, fate, fortune, lot

    Alternative forms

    *

    Noun

  • (l)
  • fate
  • Declension

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    Synonyms

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