luck
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /lʌk/, [lɐk]
  • (America) IPA: /lʌk/
  • (Northern England) IPA: /lʊk/
Noun

luck (uncountable)

  1. Something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence, especially a favourable one.
    The raffle is just a matter of luck.
    Sometimes it takes a bit of luck to get success.
    I couldn't believe my luck when I found a fifty dollar bill on the street.
    Gilbert had some bad luck yesterday — he got pick-pocketed and lost fifty dollars.
  2. A superstitious feeling that brings fortune or success.
    He blew on the dice for luck.
    I wish you lots of luck for the exam tomorrow.
  3. Success.
    I tried for ages to find a pair of blue suede shoes, but didn't have any luck.
    He has a lot of luck with the ladies, perhaps it is because of his new motorbike.
  4. (video games, computing) The results of a random number generator.
    The creators of tool-assisted speedrun often manipulate a lot of luck to get the most favorable results in order to save the most time.
Synonyms Translations Verb

luck (lucks, present participle lucking; past and past participle lucked)

  1. (intransitive) To succeed by chance.
    His plan lucked out.
  2. (intransitive) To rely on luck.
    No plan. We're just to going to have to luck through.
  3. (transitive) To carry out relying on luck.
    Our plan is to luck it through.

Luck
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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