Complete Definition of "luck"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/'lÊk/
audio|en-us-luck.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Êk|-Êk

Etymology
Shortened form of Middle Dutch: gheluc (happiness)

Noun
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  1. Something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence.

#: The raffle is just a matter of luck.

  1. A superstitious feeling that brings fortune or success.

#: He blew on the dice for luck.

Derived terms
rel-top|terms derived from luck (noun)
down on one's luck
lucky
lucky break
luck out
luck of the draw
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luck upon
ride one's luck
run of bad luck
streak of good luck
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Translations
trans-top|something that happens to someone by chance
Albanian: fat
Czech: Å¡tÄstí n
Kurdish: KUchar|بÙâخت
Arabic: ARchar|خظ (khaáº), ARchar|بخت (bakht)
Basque: zori
Bosnian: sreÄa#Bosnian|sreÄa f
Croatian: sreÄa#Croatian|sreÄa f
Dutch: geluk n
Estonian: õnn
Finnish: onni, tuuri
French: chance f
Frisian: lock n, gelok n
German: Glück n
Hebrew: ××× (mazal), ×× (gad)
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Hungarian: szerencse
Interlingua: sorte
Italian: fortuna f, sorte f
Latin: felix f
Polish: szczÄÅcie n
Portuguese: Sorte
Romanian: noroc n, ÅansÄ f
Russian: ÑдаÑа (udáÄa) f, везение (v'ez'énije) n, ÑÑаÑÑÑе (sÄást'je) n
Serbian:

Slovenian: sreÄa f
Spanish: suerte F
Swedish: tur
Volapük: läb
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Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To succeed by chance

#: He lucked into a great job.

  1. intransitive To rely on luck.

#: No plan. We're just to going to have to luck through.

  1. transitive To carry out relying on luck.

#: Our plan is to luck it through.

Category:Positive words

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