Definitions for lucky
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word lucky.
occurring by chance
"a lucky escape"; "a lucky guess"
having or bringing good fortune
"my lucky day"; "a lucky man"
golden, favorable, favourable, lucky, prosperousadjective
presaging or likely to bring good luck
"a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"
Favoured by luck; fortunate; meeting with good success or good fortune. Said of persons.
Producing, or resulting in, good chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Fortunate; happy by chance.
Etymology: from luck; geluckdg, Dutch.
But I more fearful, or more lucky wight,
Dismay’d with that deformed, dismal sight,
Fled fast away. Fairy Queen, b. x.
Perhaps some arm more lucky than the rest,
May reach his heart, and free the world from bondage. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Lucky is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears. It was released on August 8, 2000 by Jive Records as the second single from her second studio album Oops!... I Did It Again. After meeting with producers Max Martin and Rami Yacoub in Sweden, the singer recorded several songs for the album, including "Lucky". The song tells a story about a famous movie star named Lucky, who, despite seemingly having it all – fame, wealth, beauty – is truly lonely and unhappy on the inside. It was praised by music critics, who considered its melody and rhythm as sweet and catchy, and noted the lyrics to be about Spears herself. "Lucky" achieved commercial success worldwide, peaking at number 1 in Austria, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, while reaching the top 10 in several European countries. In the United Kingdom, the song peaked at number 5, and is Spears' tenth best-selling single in the country, having sold over 225,000 copies there. It also peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. An accompanying music video was directed by Dave Meyers, and portrays Spears as herself and a melancholy movie star Lucky, who just wants to have some fun in life. Spears has performed "Lucky" in a number of live appearances and in two of her concert tours.
Lucky is generally defined as having good fortune or being fortunate in an unexpected or chance manner. It refers to circumstances or events that favorably occur without any deliberate effort or control from an individual's part. Being lucky is often associated with positive outcomes, favorable outcomes, or serendipity.
favored by luck; fortunate; meeting with good success or good fortune; -- said of persons; as, a lucky adventurer
producing, or resulting in, good by chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate; as, a lucky mistake; a lucky cast; a lucky hour
"Lucky" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears, taken from her second studio album Oops!... I Did It Again. It was released on August 8, 2000 by Jive Records as the second single of the album. After meeting with producers Max Martin and Rami Yacoub in Sweden, the singer recorded several songs for the album, including "Lucky". The teen pop and dance-pop song tells a story about a famous pop star named Lucky, who, despite seemingly having it all – fame, wealth, beauty – is truly lonely and unhappy on the inside. It received positive reviews from music critics, who considered its melody and rhythm as sweet and catchy, and noted the lyrics to be about Spears herself. "Lucky" achieved commercial success worldwide, peaking at number one in Austria, Europe, Sweden and Switzerland, while reaching the top ten in several European countries. In the United Kingdom, the song peaked at number five, and is Spears' tenth best-selling single in the country, having sold over 225,000 copies there. An accompanying music video was directed by Dave Meyers, and portrays Spears as herself and a melancholy movie star Lucky, who just want to have some fun in life. Spears has performed "Lucky" in a number of live appearances and in two of her concert tours. Country singer Taylor Swift performed the song on her Speak Now World Tour in 2011.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Luckie, luk′i, n. (Scot.) an elderly woman.
luk′i, n. (slang) departure.—Cut one's lucky, to bolt.
Song lyrics by lucky -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by lucky on the Lyrics.com website.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lucky is ranked #12089 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Lucky surname appeared 2,578 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Lucky.
43.6% or 1,124 total occurrences were White.
43.6% or 1,124 total occurrences were Black.
6.2% or 160 total occurrences were Asian.
2.9% or 75 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.9% or 75 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.7% or 20 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'lucky' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2768
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'lucky' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1255
Rank popularity for the word 'lucky' in Adjectives Frequency: #320
The numerical value of lucky in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of lucky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
There is always a unlucky person behind a lucky person or the lucky person can not be lucky.
Paul Newman did n’t talk about that much, people who’ve been in combat do n’t talk about things like that so much. But it had a profound impact on Paul Newman. Paul Newman just knew Paul Newman was lucky. Paul Newman had a huge respect for the men and women of our military. Paul Newman believed in the concept of luck. Paul Newman would say Paul Newman was lucky to be born in America with so many opportunities and Paul Newman was lucky to work for the movies.
Life here is so elemental. So real. Without the interference of civilization you can really experience things like,...silence. Silence and darkness in its purity. Right now, right outside my window all I can see is a black void. Endless darkness. It's totally exhilarating, and I feel very lucky to be here. Very, very lucky.
If I am lucky then you are my rabbit. If you are lucky then I am your clover. If I eat meat and you eat plants who's kiss lasts longer on the tongue? If you eat meat and I eat plants who's love lasts longer?
I said to him that he got lucky. He got lucky. It could have been very different that day, those who want to run with this narrative that,' Well it was tourists that day, and I didn't feel threatened' -- they got lucky. That's the truth of it.
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Translations for lucky
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- محظوظ, سعيد الحظArabic
- afortunatCatalan, Valencian
- šťastný, mít štěstí, mít kliku, [[být]] [[klikař]]Czech
- suertudo, afortunado, fortunado, suerteSpanish
- خوششانس, خوش شانسPersian
- hyväonninen, onnellinen, onnekasFinnish
- heureux, chanceux, fortunéFrench
- בר מזלHebrew
- բարեբախտ, հաջող, բախտավորArmenian
- lánsamur, heppinn, gæfusamurIcelandic
- fortunata, fortunatoItalian
- בַּר מַזָלHebrew
- 運の良い, 幸運な, 幸運, ラッキー, 運のよいJapanese
- ბედნიერი, იღბლიანიGeorgian
- 운수 좋은, 운이 좋은Korean
- خۆشبهخت, بهختهوهرKurdish
- fortūnātus, prosperus, fēlīx, faustus, Fortunatus,Latin
- veiksmīga, veiksmīgsLatvian
- Lucky, boffend, gelukkigDutch
- bízháneeʼNavajo, Navaho
- Szczęściarz, szczęśliwyPolish
- por sorte, sortudoPortuguese
- удачный, хороший, счастливый, везти, тебе везёт, везучий, удачливыйRussian
- sretan, срећан, imati sreće, сретан, srećan, имати срећеSerbo-Croatian
- lycklig, tur-, tursam, lyckosamSwedish
- โอกาสดี, มีโชค, มีโชคดี, โชคดีThai
- خوش قسمتUrdu
- may mắn, mayVietnamese
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