ill fortune

ill fortune
index calamity, casualty, expense (sacrifice), loss, misfortune

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  • ill fortune — noun Bad luck • • • Main Entry: ↑ill …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill — ill1 [il] adj. worse, worst [ME < ON illr (replacing OE yfel, evil, in many senses): prob. < Gmc * ilhila < IE base * elk , hungry, bad > OIr elc, bad] 1. characterized by, causing, or tending to cause harm or evil; specif., a)… …   English World dictionary

  • fortune — noun 1 MONEY (C) a very large amount of money: He inherited his fortune from his father. | cost/spend/be worth a fortune: They must have spent a fortune on that house. | a small fortune (=a lot of money): She won a small fortune on the horses. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (usu. predic.; often foll. by with) out of health; sick (is ill; was taken ill with pneumonia; mentally ill people). 2 (of health) unsound, disordered. 3 wretched, unfavourable (ill fortune; ill luck). 4 harmful (ill… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-wind — Synonyms and related words: Jonah, bad fortune, bad influence, bad luck, black squall, blizzard, blow, curse, enchantment, equinoctial, evil dispensation, evil eye, evil fortune, evil genius, evil star, frowns of fortune, gale, half a gale, hard… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fortune — for|tune W3S3 [ˈfo:tʃən US ˈfo:r ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money)¦ 2¦(chance)¦ 3¦(what happens to you)¦ 4 tell somebody s fortune ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : French; Origin: Latin fortuna] 1.) ¦(MONEY)¦ a ver …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fortune — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)tʃuːn[/t]] ♦♦♦ fortunes 1) N COUNT (emphasis) You can refer to a large sum of money as a fortune or a small fortune to emphasize how large it is. We had to eat out all the time. It ended up costing a fortune... He made a small fortune… …   English dictionary

  • ill — /il/, adj., worse, worst, n., adv. adj. 1. of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick: She felt ill, so her teacher sent her to the nurse. 2. objectionable; unsatisfactory; poor; faulty: ill manners. 3. hostile; unkindly: ill feeling. 4.… …   Universalium

  • ill — [[t]ɪl[/t]] adj. worse, worst, n. adv. 1) pat of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick 2) objectionable; faulty: ill manners[/ex] 3) hostile; unkindly: ill feeling[/ex] 4) evil; wicked: of ill repute[/ex] 5) unfavorable; adverse: ill… …   From formal English to slang

  • ill-wisher — /ˈɪl wɪʃə/ (say il wishuh), /ɪl ˈwɪʃə/ (say il wishuh) noun someone who wishes ill fortune to another …  

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