luck: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (luk), [key]
— n.
  1. the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities: With my luck I'll probably get pneumonia.
  2. good fortune; advantage or success, considered as the result of chance:luck finding work. He had no
  3. a combination of circumstances, events, etc., operating by chance to bring good or ill to a person: She's had nothing but bad luck all year.
  4. some object on which good fortune is supposed to depend: This rabbit's foot is my luck.
  5. in unfortunate circumstances; unlucky: She hated to see her old friend so down on her luck.
  6. lucky; fortunate: We were in luck, for the bakery was still open.
  7. the luck one has in or as if in drawing cards.
  8. unlucky; unfortunate: When it comes to getting World Series tickets, we're usually out of luck.
  9. to try to make too much of an opportunity; go too far.


Pronunciation: (ltsk Pol. wtsk), [key]
— n.
  1. Polish name of
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