HyperDic: luck

English > 3 senses of the word luck:
NOUNstateluck, fortune, destiny, fate, lot, circumstances, portionyour overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens / happens to you)
phenomenonluck, fortune, chance, hazardan unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way / way rather than another
phenomenonluck, fortunean unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome
luck > pronunciation
Soundslah'k
Rhymesaeronautic ... Zanuck: 70 rhymes with ahk...
English > luck: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningYour overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens / happens to you).
Example "the luck of the Irish"
Synonymsfortune, destiny, fate, lot, circumstances, portion
Narrowerfailurelack of success
good fortune, luckiness, good luckAn auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luckAn unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
providenceA manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures / creatures
BroaderconditionA mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
Spanishcircunstancias, destino, fortuna, sino, suerte, ventura
Catalancircumstàncies, destí, fat, fortuna, sort, ventura
English > luck: 3 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningAn unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way / way rather than another.
Example"bad luck caused his downfall"
Synonymsfortune, chance, hazard
Narrowerbad luck, mischance, mishapAn unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate / unfortunate
tossup, toss-up, even chanceAn unpredictable phenomenon
BroaderphenomenonAny state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
Spanishazar, fortuna, peligro, suerte, ventura
Catalanatzar, fortuna, sort, ventura
English > luck: 3 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
MeaningAn unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome.
Examples
  • "it was my good luck to be there"
  • "they say luck is a lady"
Synonymfortune
Narrowergood luck, fluke, good fortuneA stroke of luck
BroaderphenomenonAny state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
Spanishfortuna, suerte
Catalanfortuna, sort, ventura
Adjectivesluckyhaving or bringing good fortune
luckyoccurring by chance

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