Definitions for LUCKlʌk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life, as in shaping events or opportunities:

    With my luck I'll probably be too late.

  2. good fortune; success:

    to have luck finding work.

  3. some object on which good fortune is supposed to depend.

  4. (v. Informal.)luck into or onto, to meet or acquire through accidental good fortune.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

  5. luck out, to have a run of good luck.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for luck:

  1. down on one's luck,in unfortunate circumstances; unlucky.

    Category: Idiom

  2. in luck,lucky; fortunate.

    Category: Idiom

  3. out of luck,unlucky; unfortunate.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of luck:

1400–50; luk < LG luc, aphetic form of geluck, c. MD ghelucke, MHG gelücke

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion(noun)

    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"

  2. luck, fortune, chance, hazard(noun)

    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

    "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"

  3. luck, fortune(noun)

    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome

    "it was my good luck to be there"; "they say luck is a lady"; "it was as if fortune guided his hand"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. luck(noun)ˈʌk

    a situation in which good things happen by chance

    We haven't had much luck this year.; I want to wish you all luck in your travels.

  2. luckˈʌk

    to bring luck

    He was wearing his favorite t-shirt for luck.

  3. luckˈʌk

    indicates the thing sb wants will happen

    You're in luck - she's available right now.

  4. luckˈʌk

    indicates the thing sb wants will not happen

    You're out of luck - we just sold the last one.

  5. luckˈʌk

    ≠ fortune

    an action that brings good/bad luck

  6. luckˈʌk

    indicates sth good happened because of luck

    As luck would have it, someone had picked up my wallet.

  7. luckˈʌk

    whether good or bad things happen

    I think your luck is changing.

  8. luckˈʌk

    indicates you are disappointed but not surprised by some bad luck

    Just my luck - I arrive just as everybody's leaving.

  9. luckˈʌk

    used to ask if sb has found what they want

    Any luck finding a dress?

  10. luckˈʌk

    indicates you hope good things happen to sb

    Good luck on/with your exams!

  11. luckˈʌk

    used to encourage sb when they have not done well

    Nice try! Better luck next time.

  12. luckˈʌk

    indicates disappointment that sth you want did not happen

    I tried to find the same coat as you, but no such luck.


  1. luck(Noun)

    Something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence.

  2. luck(Noun)

    A superstitious feeling that brings fortune or success.

  3. luck(Noun)


  4. luck(Verb)

    To succeed by chance

    His plan lucked out.

  5. luck(Verb)

    To rely on luck.

    No plan. We're just to going to have to luck through.

  6. luck(Verb)

    To carry out relying on luck.

    Our plan is to luck it through.

  7. Origin: From luk, lukke, related to luk, gelok, geluk, luk, Glück, lykke, lycka, lukka.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Luck(noun)

    that which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting one's interests or happiness, and which is deemed casual; a course or series of such events regarded as occurring by chance; chance; hap; fate; fortune; often, one's habitual or characteristic fortune; as, good, bad, ill, or hard luck. Luck is often used for good luck; as, luck is better than skill


  1. Luck

    Luck or chance is an event which occurs beyond one's control, without regard to one's will, intention, or desired result. There are at least two senses people usually mean when they use the term, the prescriptive sense and the descriptive sense. In the prescriptive sense, luck is a supernatural and deterministic concept that there are forces which prescribe that certain events occur very much the way laws of physics will prescribe that certain events occur. It is the prescriptive sense that people mean when they say they "do not believe in luck". In the descriptive sense, luck is a word people give after the occurrence of events which they find to be fortuitous or unfortuitous, and maybe improbable. Cultural views of luck vary from perceiving luck as a matter of random chance to attributing to such explanations of faith or superstition. For example, the Romans believed in the embodiment of luck as the goddess Fortuna, while the philosopher Daniel Dennett believes that "luck is mere luck" rather than a property of a person or thing. Carl Jung viewed luck as synchronicity, which he described as "a meaningful coincidence". Lucky symbols are popular worldwide and take many forms.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LUCK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3248

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LUCK' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2259

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LUCK' in Nouns Frequency: #1338

Translations for LUCK

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the state of happening by chance

Whether you win or not is just luck; – there's no skill involved.

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