lucky

adjective \ ˈlə-kē \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of lucky

luckier; luckiest
1 : having good luck
2 : happening by chance : fortuitous
3 : producing or resulting in good by chance : favorable
4 : seeming to bring good luck
  • a lucky rabbit's foot

luckiness

play \ˈlə-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of lucky in a Sentence

  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.

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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


LUCKY Defined for English Language Learners

lucky

adjective

Definition of lucky for English Language Learners

  • : having good luck

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


LUCKY Defined for Kids

lucky

adjective \ ˈlə-kē \

Definition of lucky for Students

luckier; luckiest
1 : helped by luck : fortunate
  • a lucky person
2 : happening because of good luck
  • a lucky hit
3 : thought of as bringing good luck
  • a lucky charm


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