Definitions for: Luck

[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Luck, n. [Akin to D. luk, geluk, G. gl["u]ck, Icel.
lukka, Sw. lycka, Dan. lykke, and perh. to G. locken to
entice. Cf. 3d Gleck.]
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 for good luck; as, luck is
better than skill.

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.

Synonyms: chance, circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, fortune, hazard, lot, portion

See Also: bad luck, bad luck, condition, even chance, failure, fluke, good fortune, good fortune, good luck, good luck, ill luck, mischance, misfortune, mishap, phenomenon, providence, serendipity, toss-up, tough luck

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