\ ˈlə-kē How to pronounce lucky (audio) \
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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luckiness \ ˈlə-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce luckiness (audio) \ 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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The residents of Taylor should count themselves lucky for being allowed to enjoy this magnificent municipal course for the humble peak rate of $45. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Top 10 metro Detroit public golf courses for 2019 unveiled," 7 June 2019 Georgia Southern has the ingredients to once again be one of the top teams in the Sun Belt, but there were some player departures along with lucky breaks in 2018 that may be hard to duplicate during the upcoming season. Iliana Limón Romero,, "2019 College Football Rankings: No. 82 Georgia Southern works to build on success," 4 June 2019 After two days of near-perfect festival weather, Governors Ball didn't get so lucky for its third and final day. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Governors Ball Day 3 Recap: Thunderstorms Make For a Three-Hour Fest, But Bazzi, Lily Allen & More Still Shine," 3 June 2019 Not everyone is lucky enough to own a real fireplace. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Anthropologie Created a Holiday Yule Log Video for Your Viewing Pleasure," 18 Dec. 2018 Those who were lucky enough to own the jacket seen ‘round the world before the incident are now able to cash it in for a pretty penny. Sarah Polus,, "Melania Trump’s Zara jacket is selling for insane prices on secondhand sites," 27 June 2018 Those who were lucky enough to own the jacket seen 'round the world before the incident are now able to cash it in for a pretty penny. Sarah Polus,, "Melania Trump's Zara jacket is selling for insane prices on secondhand sites," 27 June 2018 Each year, the invitation to the gala comes with a dress code that those lucky enough to attend do their best to interpret. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and More Met Gala Guests Who’ve Already Mastered Camp on The Red Carpet," 24 Apr. 2019 Thanks to two lucky breaks, Hillary Clinton got away with political murder in 2016. William Mcgurn, WSJ, "Don’t Lock Hillary Up," 1 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of lucky

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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English Language Learners Definition of lucky

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


\ ˈlə-kē How to pronounce lucky (audio) \
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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