luck


luck
n
1. chance, mere chance, happy chance, happenstance, fortuity, serendipity; fortune or Fortune, Lady or Dame Fortune, Irish Eng. Inf. cess; Lady Luck, wheel of fortune or chance, heads or tails, roll or cast or toss or throw of the dice; accident, coincidence, contingency, contingence; vicissitudes, ups and downs, fickle finger of fate, way things fall, Inf. the breaks, Inf. how the cookie crumbles, Inf. how the ball bounces.
2. destiny, fate, lot, draw, cup, portion, die, doom, Chiefly Scot. weird; predestination, kismet, God's will; stars, planets.
3. success, successfulness, prosperity, prosperousness; felicity, good luck, good fortune, happy fortune; advantage; fortunateness, luckiness.
4. fluke, lucky stroke, stroke of luck or fortune, stroke of good luck or fortune; windfall, godsend, blessing, accidental advantage, piece of good luck or fortune; Inf. pennies from heaven; lucky chance, Inf. big chance, Sl. break, Sl. lucky or good or big break.
5. charm, amulet, talisman, periapt, phylactery; lucky charm, lucky piece, good-luck piece, rabbit's foot; fetish, voodoo.
6. in luck
fortunate, lucky, fortuitous, happy, felicitous, Scot, and North Eng., Irish Eng. sonsy; favored, blessed, blessed with luck, born under a lucky star, born with a silver spoon in one's mouth; successful, crowned with success, well-off, out in front, ahead of the game, on top, Sl. on top of the heap.
7. out of luck
unfortunate, unlucky, luckless, sad, unhappy, infelicitous, Scot. donsie; short of luck; thwarted, crossed, scotched.

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  • Luck, WI — U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 1210 Housing Units (2000): 572 Land area (2000): 1.849465 sq. miles (4.790091 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.593145 sq. miles (1.536238 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.442610 sq. miles (6.326329 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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