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luck·y

 (lŭk′ē)
adj. luck·i·er, luck·i·est
1. Having or attended by good luck. See Synonyms at fortunate.
2. Believed to bring good luck: hoped to draw a lucky number.

luck′i·ness n.

lucky

(ˈlʌkɪ)
adj, luckier or luckiest
1. having or bringing good fortune
2. happening by chance, esp as desired
ˈluckily adv
ˈluckiness n

luck•y

(ˈlʌk i)

adj. luck•i•er, luck•i•est.
1. having or marked by good luck; fortunate: That was my lucky day.
2. happening fortunately: a lucky accident.
3. believed to bring or foretell good luck: a lucky penny.
[1495–1505]
luck′i•ness, n.

lucky

happy
1. 'lucky'

You say that someone is lucky when something nice happens to them, or when they always seem to have good luck.

You're a lucky girl to have so many friends.
The lucky winners were given £5000 each.
2. 'happy'

Don't use 'lucky' to say that someone has feelings of pleasure and contentment. The word you use is happy.

Sarah's such a happy person – she's always laughing.
Barbara felt tremendously happy when she heard the news.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lucky - occurring by chance; "a lucky escape"; "a lucky guess"
fortunate - having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
2.lucky - having or bringing good fortune; "my lucky day"; "a lucky man"
fortunate - having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
luckless, unlucky - having or bringing misfortune; "Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"
3.lucky - presaging or likely to bring good luck; "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"
propitious - presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success; "propitious omens"; "propitious gales speeded us along"; "a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration"

lucky

adjective
1. fortunate, successful, favoured, charmed, blessed, prosperous, jammy (Brit. slang), serendipitous I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
fortunate unhappy, unfortunate, unlucky, ominous, detrimental, unfavourable, unpromising
2. fortuitous, timely, fortunate, auspicious, opportune, propitious, providential, adventitious They are now desperate for a lucky break.
fortuitous unlucky, untimely
Proverbs
"Lucky at cards, unlucky in love"
"Third time lucky"

lucky

adjective
Characterized by luck or good fortune:
Translations
جالِب الحَظ، رَقَم الحَظمَحْظوظمَحْظُوظٌ
šťastnýštěstíklikař
heldiglykke-lykkebringende
afortunadode la suertefortunadafortunado
onnekasonnellinenhyväonninen
sretan
szerencsés
gæfu-, heilla-heppinn
運のよい
운이 좋은
gelukkigboffend
srečen
lyckliglyckosamsom har turtursam
โชคดี
şanslıtalihliuğurluşans getiren
may mắnmay

lucky

[ˈlʌkɪ] (luckier (compar) (luckiest (superl)))
A. ADJ
1. (= fortunate) [person] → afortunado, suertudo (esp LAm) ; [coincidence, shot] → afortunado
he's a lucky chapes un tipo afortunado or con suerte
it was just a lucky guessacerté de casualidad
to be lucky [person] → tener suerte
I'm lucky to have or in having an excellent teachertengo la suerte de tener un profesor excelente
he is lucky to be alivetiene suerte de seguir vivo
he will be lucky to get £5 for itcon mucha suerte conseguirá 5 libras por ello
he was lucky that I didn't kill himtuvo suerte de que no lo matara
it's lucky (that) it didn't raines una suerte or menos mal que no haya llovido
it was lucky for them thatafortunadamente para ellos ...
she's very lucky at cardstiene mucha suerte jugando a las cartas
to be born luckynacer con suerte
a lucky breakun golpe de suerte
it's your lucky dayes tu día de suerte
lucky devil!¡qué suertudo!
he was lucky enough to get a seattuvo la suerte de conseguir un sitio
to have a lucky escapesalvarse de milagro
to get luckytener suerte
to be lucky in lifetener suerte en la vida, tener buena estrella
to be lucky in lovetener suerte or ser afortunado en el amor
who's the lucky man/woman?¿quién es el afortunado/la afortunada?
you should be so lucky!¡ya quisieras!, ¡ojalá!
lucky winnerafortunado/a ganador(a) m/f
lucky (old) you!¡qué suerte!, ¡vaya or menuda suerte la tuya!
you'll be lucky!¡sería un milagro!
see also count B3
see also strike B6
see also third A
2. (= bringing luck) [number, shirt] → de la suerte
seven is his lucky numberel siete es su número de la suerte
a lucky rabbit's footun amuleto de pata de conejo
lucky charmamuleto m
see also star A1
B. CPD lucky dip N (Brit) (at fair) → caja f de las sorpresas (fig) taking in lodgers can be something of a lucky diptener inquilinos es un poco una lotería

lucky

[ˈlʌki] adj
[person] → qui a de la chance; [winner] → heureux/euse
One lucky reader will win the holiday of a lifetime → L'un de nos lecteurs aura la chance de gagner un séjour inoubliable.
to be lucky → avoir de la chance
He's lucky, he's got a job → Il a de la chance, il a un emploi.
I'm lucky to be alive → J'ai de la chance d'être en vie.
to be lucky in having sth [+ advantage, privilege] → avoir la chance d'avoir qch
to be lucky enough to do sth → avoir la chance de faire qch
lucky you! → tu en as de la chance!
lucky devil! → veinard(e)!
to be born lucky → être né(e) sous une bonne étoile
to count o.s. lucky → s'estimer heureux/euse
you'll be lucky! (= that's not likely) → tu peux toujours courir!
you'll be lucky if ... (= it's unlikely you will) → tu pourras t'estimer heureux si ...
You'll be lucky to have change out of £750
BUT Ce sera bien beau si ça te coûte moins de £750.
(referring to circumstances) that's lucky! → c'est une chance!
He wasn't hurt. - That was lucky! → Il n'a pas été blessé. - C'est une chance!
it is lucky that ... → c'est une chance que ...
[coincidence, turn of events] → heureux/euse
to have a lucky escape → l'échapper belle
[number, black cat, charm] → qui porte bonheur
a lucky horseshoe → un fer à cheval porte-bonheur
to be lucky → porter bonheur
Black cats are lucky in Britain → Les chats noirs portent bonheur en Grande-Bretagne.
to be sb's lucky day → être le jour de chance de qn lucky breaklucky break ncoup m de chance
to get a lucky break → avoir un coup de chancelucky dip n (British)
(at fair, party)pêche f à la ligne
(fig)loterie f (fig)

lucky

adj (+er)
(= having luck)Glücks-; a lucky shotein Glückstreffer m; that was a lucky moveder Zug war Glück; you lucky thing!, lucky you!du Glückliche(r) mf; who’s the lucky man?wer ist der Glückliche?; the lucky winnerder glückliche Gewinner, die glückliche Gewinnerin; to be luckyGlück haben; I was lucky enough to meet himich hatte das (große) Glück, ihn kennenzulernen; you are lucky to be alivedu kannst von Glück sagen, dass du noch lebst; you were lucky to catch himdu hast Glück gehabt, dass du ihn erwischt hast; to strike (it) lucky (with somebody), to get lucky (with somebody) (inf)(bei jdm) Glück haben; he’s a lucky man to have a wife like thatmit dieser Frau hat er das große Los gezogen (inf); you’re a lucky mandu bist ein Glückspilz; you’ll be lucky to make it in timewenn du das noch schaffst, hast du (aber) Glück; I want another £500 — you’ll be lucky!ich will nochmal £ 500 haben — viel Glück!; I should be so lucky! (iro)schön wärs! (inf); to be lucky at cards/in loveGlück im Spiel/in der Liebe haben; to be born luckyein Glücks- or Sonntagskind sein; to be lucky (in) that …Glück haben, dass …; we are lucky in having (such) a great teacherwir haben Glück, dass wir so einen großartigen Lehrer haben; I am luckier than most: I have a jobich bin besser dran als die meisten, ich habe (wenigstens) einen Job
(= bringing luck) star, dayGlücks-; lucky numberGlückszahl f; lucky charmGlücksbringer m, → Talisman m; it must be my lucky dayich habe wohl heute meinen Glückstag; to be lucky (charm, number etc)Glück bringen
(= happening fortunately) coincidenceglücklich; it was lucky I stopped him in timeein Glück, dass ich ihn rechtzeitig aufgehalten habe, zum Glück habe ich ihn rechtzeitig aufgehalten; it’s lucky for you I remembered the numberdein Glück, dass ich die Nummer noch wusste; that was very lucky for youda hast du aber Glück gehabt; they had a lucky escape from the firesie waren dem Feuer glücklich entkommen; he had a lucky escape in the accidentbei dem Unfall ist er glücklich davongekommen; that was a lucky escapeda habe ich/hast du etc noch mal Glück gehabt

lucky

[ˈlʌkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → fortunato/a; (horseshoe, number) → portafortuna inv, che porta fortuna
lucky break → colpo di fortuna
lucky charm → portafortuna m inv
it was a lucky guess → è stata tutta fortuna
he's lucky to be alive → è vivo per miracolo
lucky you!, you lucky thing! → beato te!
it was very lucky for you (that ...) → per fortuna (che...)

luck

(lak) noun
1. the state of happening by chance. Whether you win or not is just luck – there's no skill involved.
2. something good which happens by chance. She has all the luck!
ˈluckless adjective
unfortunate. luckless children.
ˈlucky adjective
1. having good luck. He was very lucky to escape alive.
2. bringing good luck. a lucky number; a lucky charm.
ˈluckily adverb
ˈluckiness noun
lucky dip
a form of amusement at a fair etc in which prizes are drawn from a container without the taker seeing what he is getting.
bad luck!
an expression of sympathy for someone who has failed or been unlucky.
good luck!
an expression of encouragement made to someone who is about to take part in a competition, sit an exam etc. She wished him good luck.
worse luck!
most unfortunately!. He's allowing me to go, but he's coming too, worse luck!

lucky

مَحْظُوظٌ šťastný heldig Glücks- τυχερός afortunado onnekas chanceux sretan fortunato 運のよい 운이 좋은 gelukkig heldig szczęśliwy sortudo удачный som har tur โชคดี şanslı may mắn 幸运的

lucky

a. afortunado-a, dichoso-a;
v.
to be ___tener suerte.
References in classic literature ?
If I am lucky by spring I shall have twelve or fifteen.
But the enemy who, by any lucky concurrence of accidents, has found means to elude the vigilance of the scouts, will seldom meet with sentinels nearer home to sound the alarm.
I never thought of it before, but it is lucky that John kept me here after all, I can stand it so much easier than a baby, you see.
Christie's escort was a good-natured young banker, shrewd enough to avoid demonstrative attentions, and lucky enough to interest her during the ride with his clear and half- humorous reflections on some of the business speculations of the day.
But there was everything, for our apprehension, in the lucky fact that no discomfortable legend, no perturbation of scullions, had ever, within anyone's memory attached to the kind old place.
And though the 275th lay was what they call a rather long lay, yet it was better than nothing; and if we had a lucky voyage, might pretty nearly pay for the clothing I would wear out on it, not to speak of my three years' beef and board, for which I would not have to pay one stiver.
This lucky salvation was cheaply purchased by the loss of Queequeg's hat, who, while standing in the bows to prick the fugitive whales, had his hat taken clean from his head by the air-eddy made by the sudden tossing of a pair of broad flukes close by.
In the face of handicaps such as these the packers counted themselves lucky if they could kill off the cattle that had been crippled in transit and the hogs that had developed disease.
During the remainder of the act the lucky performers were those whose parts required changes of dress; the others were a soaked, bedraggled, and uncomfortable lot, but in the last degree picturesque.
The day after I helped the choir I made a dash or two with them, but was not lucky.
It was very lucky, for I would not have had poor James think himself slighted upon any account; and I am sure she will make a very good servant: she is a civil, prettyspoken girl; I have a great opinion of her.
Bryce and Keating were there, as Dunstan was quite sure they would be--he was such a lucky fellow.