Luck n. 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. --Shak.
Luck penny, a small sum given back for luck to one who pays money. [Prov. Eng.]
To be in luck, to receive some good, or to meet with some success, in an unexpected manner, or as the result of circumstances beyond one's control; to be fortunate.
n 1: 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" [syn: fortune, destiny,
fate, lot, circumstances, portion]
2: 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"
[syn: fortune, chance, hazard]
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"; "it was as if fortune guided
his hand" [syn: fortune]