- 1success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions
- 2chance considered as a force that causes good or bad things to happen
Using luck: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "luck" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She had the luck to find a job quickly.
I had no luck finding my keys this morning.
He had a run of bad luck at the casino.
Winning the lottery is just a matter of luck.
luck Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using luck
Finding a $20 bill on the street was a real stroke of luck.
the phenomenon of someone having good luck at the beginning of their experience with an activity
It was her first time playing poker, but she won the game due to beginner's luck.
We're in luck! The store still has some tickets left for the concert.
Phrases with luck
After losing his job, he was really down on his luck.
to take a risk by continuing to do something that has been successful so far but that may not continue to be successful
You've already gotten away with being late twice this week. Don't push your luck!
In this game, who wins and who loses is all the luck of the draw.
Origins of luck
from Middle Dutch 'lucke', meaning 'good fortune'
Summary: luck in Brief
The term 'luck' [lʌk] refers to success or failure brought about by chance, often considered as a force that causes good or bad things to happen. It spans contexts from finding a job to winning the lottery, exemplified by 'She had the luck to find a job quickly.' 'Luck' extends into phrases like 'down on one's luck,' and idioms like 'a stroke of luck,' denoting an unexpected event that brings good fortune.