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Definition of "luck" []

  • The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; fortune: They met one day out of pure luck. (noun)
  • Good fortune or prosperity; success: We wish you luck. (noun)
  • One's personal fate or lot: It was just my luck to win a trip I couldn't take. (noun)
  • Informal To gain success or something desirable by chance: lucked into a good apartment; lucked out in finding that rare book. (verb-intransitive)
  • As luck would have it As it turned out; as it happened: As luck would have it, it rained the day of the picnic. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "luck" in a sentence
  • "While the romantic side of me would like to believe in "luck" - the karmic, cosmic smiling-upon-me type of luck, the scientific side of me completely agrees with Lena West."
  • "And then, turning to leave him, 'An' will ye say a mass if the luck is against me? '"
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