(noun, verb)


1. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

- the luck of the Irish

Similar word(s): circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, portion

Definition categories: state, condition

2. an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

- bad luck caused his downfall

Similar word(s): chance, fortune, hazard

Definition categories: phenomenon

3. 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

Similar word(s): fortune

Definition categories: phenomenon

Sentences with luck as a noun:

- 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.

- He blew on the dice for luck.

- I wish you lots of luck for the exam tomorrow.


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.