n 1: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including
everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune
may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot";
"the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances";
"success that was her portion" [syn: fortune, destiny,
fate, luck, lot, portion]
2: the state (usually personal) with regard to wealth; "each
person was helped according to his circumstances"
3: a person's financial situation (good or bad); "he found
himself in straitened circumstances"