adjective \ˈlə-kē\

: having good luck

: producing a good result by chance : resulting from good luck


Full Definition of LUCKY

:  having good luck
:  happening by chance :  fortuitous
:  producing or resulting in good by chance :  favorable
:  seeming to bring good luck <a lucky rabbit's foot>
luck·i·ness \ˈlə-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of LUCKY

  1. We're lucky that things turned out as well as they did.
  2. I feel lucky to be alive.
  3. I count myself lucky to know you.
  4. I managed to get a ticket! Lucky you! They were all sold out by the time I got there.
  5. Tickets were available only for the lucky few.
  6. The lucky winner will be given a brand new car.
  7. I know you'll enjoy the show if you're lucky enough to get a ticket.
  8. Congratulations on getting the job, you lucky dog .
  9. He scored a goal on a lucky shot.
  10. Their meeting was a lucky accident.

First Known Use of LUCKY

15th century

Synonym Discussion of LUCKY

lucky, fortunate, happy, providential mean meeting with unforeseen success. lucky stresses the agency of chance in bringing about a favorable result <won because of a lucky bounce>. fortunate suggests being rewarded beyond one's deserts <fortunate in my investments>. happy combines the implications of lucky and fortunate with stress on being blessed <a series of happy accidents>. providential more definitely implies the help or intervention of a higher power <a providential change in the weather>.

Rhymes with LUCKY

LUCKINESS Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈlə-kē\

Definition of LUCKY for Kids

:  helped by luck :  fortunate <a lucky person>
:  happening because of good luck <a lucky hit>
:  thought of as bringing good luck <a lucky charm>


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