Simple Definition of luck
: the things that happen to a person because of chance : the accidental way things happen without being planned
: good fortune : good luck
: success in doing or getting something
Examples of luck in a sentence
We had good luck fishing.
He's been having nothing but bad luck.
He succeeded through hard work and a little luck.
We need a bit of luck.
By a stroke of luck, there were still a few tickets left when we arrived.
“I've been looking for a new apartment.” “Any luck?” “No, not yet.”
I've had no luck in finding a new apartment.
He had no better luck than I did.
Origin and Etymology of luck
Middle English lucke, from Middle Dutch luc; akin to Middle High German gelücke luck
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of luck
1 : to prosper or succeed especially through chance or good fortune —usually used with out <the hero lucks out and is able to escape>
2 : to come upon something desirable by chance —usually used with out, on, onto, or into <lucked into a wonderful opportunity>
First Known Use of luck
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Definition of luck for Students
1 : something that happens to a person by or as if by chance <He cursed his luck.>
2 : the accidental way things happen <Our meeting happened by pure luck.>
3 : good fortune <We had luck fishing.>
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