- Luck means someone’s good fortune.
An example of luck is winning easily when gambling.
- Luck is defined as the good or bad things that happen by chance.
An example of luck is what happens when good things start happening to someone.
luck definition by Webster's New World
- the seemingly chance happening of events that affect someone; fortune; fate
- good fortune; success, prosperity, advantage, etc.
- an object believed to bring good luck
Origin: Middle English lucke, probably ; from Middle Dutch luk, contr. ; from gelucke ; from Old Dutch an unverified form gilukki (from source German glück, fortune, good luck) ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form leug-, to bend (from source leek, lock): basic sense “what bends together,” hence, “what occurs, what is fitting, lucky occurrence”
luck definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; fortune: They met one day out of pure luck.
- Good fortune or prosperity; success: We wish you luck.
- One's personal fate or lot: It was just my luck to win a trip I couldn't take.
Origin: Middle English lucke, from Middle Dutch luc, short for gheluc.
luck - Phrases/Idioms
crowd one's luckor push one's luck or press one's luckâ
down on one's luck
out of luck
try one's luck
as luck would have it
out of luck
try (one's) luck