\ 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

Other Words from lucky

luckiness \ ˈlə-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce lucky (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. See More
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First Known Use of lucky

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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More Definitions for lucky


\ 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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