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luck

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noun \ˈlək\

Definition of luck

  1. 1a :  a force that brings good fortune or adversity <Luck was a big factor in the outcome.>b :  the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual <The loser muttered something about bad luck.>

  2. 2 :  favoring chance; also :  success <had great luck growing orchids>

luckless

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Examples of luck in a sentence

  1. We had good luck fishing.

  2. He's been having nothing but bad luck.

  3. He succeeded through hard work and a little luck.

  4. We need a bit of luck.

  5. By a stroke of luck, there were still a few tickets left when we arrived.

  6. I've been looking for a new apartment. Any luck? No, not yet.

  7. I've had no luck in finding a new apartment.

  8. 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


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luck

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Definition of luck

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to prosper or succeed especially through chance or good fortune —usually used with out <the hero lucks out and is able to escape>

  3. 2 :  to come upon something desirable by chance —usually used with out, on, onto, or into <lucked into a wonderful opportunity>

Origin and Etymology of luck

see 1luck


First Known Use: 1597



LUCK Defined for English Language Learners

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luck

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noun \ˈlək\

Definition of luck for English Language Learners

  • : 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


LUCK Defined for Kids

luck

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noun \ˈlək\

Definition of luck for Students

  1. 1 :  something that happens to a person by or as if by chance <He cursed his luck.>

  2. 2 :  the accidental way things happen <Our meeting happened by pure luck.>

  3. 3 :  good fortune <We had luck fishing.>



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