lucky

adjective
\ 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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Other Words from lucky

luckiness \ ˈlə-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce luckiness (audio) \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

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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In Colorado, tenants were lucky that the park's owner was willing to sell to the county. Anchorage Daily News, "Precarious spot for mobile home owners as investors swoop in," 16 Sep. 2019 The lucky break was a symptom of a troubling trend, according to Pineau. Wired, "Artificial Intelligence Confronts a 'Reproducibility' Crisis," 16 Sep. 2019 Thompson, who wore a pristine white Nautica polo shirt and a gold chain, had been relatively lucky. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, "A Haphazard Recovery in the Bahamas," 16 Sep. 2019 Come to think of it, maybe Jones was the lucky one after all. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "In WR Jake Smith, Texas has yet another offensive weapon," 15 Sep. 2019 There was a table filled with Yeti coolers and accessories – all going to one lucky winner. Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "Unique fundraiser required ear plugs: Photos," 15 Sep. 2019 Most went home with only one or two bags; the lucky ones managed to snag a five-year supply before stocks ran out. James Griffiths, CNN, "China's gambling on a nuclear future, but is it destined to lose?," 13 Sep. 2019 Yet the statistics say an average player is lucky to hold a job for four years. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Life after football: Former Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain asks current players to contemplate the future," 13 Sep. 2019 Suyapa was arguably one of the lucky ones, arriving in the U.S. before the federal government expanded its Remain in Mexico program, which requires most Central American asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for their day in an American court. Aaron Cantú, The New Republic, "Inside Trump’s Border Chaos," 12 Sep. 2019

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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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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 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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