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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 luck /ˈlʌk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]