lucky

adjective
\ ˈlə-kē \
luckier; luckiest

Definition of lucky

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

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Other Words from lucky

luckiness \ ˈlə-​kē-​nəs \ noun

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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

Examples of lucky in a Sentence

We're lucky that things turned out as well as they did. I feel lucky to be alive. I count myself lucky to know you. “I managed to get a ticket!” “Lucky you! They were all sold out by the time I got there.” Tickets were available only for the lucky few. The lucky winner will be given a brand new car. I know you'll enjoy the show if you're lucky enough to get a ticket. Congratulations on getting the job, you lucky dog . He scored a goal on a lucky shot. Their meeting was a lucky accident.
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Some have gotten lucky, having never been hit by storms or swarms of ravenous sea stars. National Geographic, "These 38 Coral Reefs Are Thriving, Despite Threats," 18 June 2018 In one way, though, Louie has been extremely lucky: For his entire life, his mother has gone to extraordinary lengths to try to cure him. Shelley Levitt, Woman's Day, "These 4 Inspirational Women Went to Great Lengths for Their Kids," 4 Dec. 2018 As the in-house bed-tester, the (extremely lucky!) Snoozetern will be responsible for testing various mattresses and then reviewing them on the Mattress Firm social accounts. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Dream Job Alert: This Company Will Pay You $200 to Take Naps," 26 July 2018 But not all of us were so lucky to be there back then. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Luang Prabang Is the Ideal Southeast Asian City," 20 Nov. 2018 Astrologically speaking, Jupiter’s motion will be extremely lucky, and hopefully, create positive change. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's November Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 28 Oct. 2018 Bentley's home wasn't hit, but his friend Bradley Lewis wasn't so lucky. Kate Brumback, Fox News, "Georgia girl, 11, dies as Michael hurls debris through roof," 12 Oct. 2018 But the orcas living off the coasts of Greenland, Hawaii, Japan, and Brazil possibly won't be so lucky. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "A decades-old pollutant is still threatening orca populations," 28 Sep. 2018 Wheelchair users who love the beach have been really lucky in recent years with the deployment of polyester mats or boardwalks over the sand. Sylvia Longmire, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Final straw for wheelchair users: BYOS or you’re out of luck," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of lucky

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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The first known use of lucky was in the 15th century

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More Definitions for lucky

lucky

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lucky

: having good luck

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

lucky

adjective
\ ˈlə-kē \
luckier; luckiest

Kids Definition of lucky

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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