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.’;
The property of being lucky; good luck.
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.’;
The state or quality of being lucky; as, the luckiness of a man or of an event.
‘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.’;
Good fortune; favorable issue or event.
The results of a random number generator.
(intransitive) To succeed by chance.
‘His plan lucked out.’;
(intransitive) To rely on luck.
‘No plan. We're just to going to have to luck through.’;
(transitive) To carry out relying on luck.
‘Our plan is to luck it through.’;
That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting one's interests or happiness, and which is deemed casual; a course or series of such events regarded as occurring by chance; chance; hap; fate; fortune; often, one's habitual or characteristic fortune; as, good, bad, ill, or hard luck. Luck is often used by itself to mean good luck; as, luck is better than skill; a stroke of luck.
‘If thou dost play with him at any game,Thou art sure to lose; and of that natural luck,He beats thee 'gainst the odds.’;
your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);
‘whatever my fortune may be’; ‘deserved a better fate’; ‘has a happy lot’; ‘the luck of the Irish’; ‘a victim of circumstances’; ‘success that was her portion’;
an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;
‘bad luck caused his downfall’; ‘we ran into each other by pure chance’;
an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome;
‘it was my good luck to be there’; ‘they say luck is a lady’; ‘it was as if fortune guided his hand’;
success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions
‘they're supposed to bring good luck’; ‘it was just luck that the first kick went in’;
chance considered as a force that causes good or bad things to happen.
something regarded as bringing about or portending good or bad things
‘I don't like Friday—it's bad luck’;
chance to find or acquire
‘he lucked into a disc-jockey job’;
achieve success or advantage by good luck
‘I lucked out and found a wonderful woman’;
Luck is the phenomenon and belief that defines the experience of notably positive, negative, or improbable events. The naturalistic interpretation is that positive and negative events may happen all the time, both due to random and non-random natural and artificial processes, and that even improbable events can happen by random chance.