American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or attended by good luck. See Synonyms at happy.
- adj. Occurring by chance; fortuitous.
- adj. Believed to bring good luck: hoped to draw a lucky number.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Favored by luck; fortunate; meeting with good success: as, a lucky adventurer.
- Producing good by chance or unexpectedly: favorable; auspicious: as, a lucky adventure; a lucky time; a lucky cast.
- Bulky; full; superabundant: as, lucky measure.
- Synonyms and Fortunate, etc. See happy.
- n. See the phrase.
- More than enough; too: as, lucky severe; lucky long.
- n. An elderly woman; a grandam; goody: prefixed to a person's name: as, Lucky M‘Laren.
- adj. Favoured by luck; fortunate; meeting with good success or good fortune. Said of persons.
- adj. Producing, or resulting in, good chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Favored by luck; fortunate; meeting with good success or good fortune; -- said of persons.
- adj. Producing, or resulting in, good by chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate.
- adj. occurring by chance
- adj. having or bringing good fortune
- adj. presaging or likely to bring good luck
- From Middle English *lukky, *luckie, equivalent to luck + -y. Cognate with Scots lucky ("lucky"), West Frisian lokkich ("lucky, fortunate"), Dutch gelukkig ("lucky, forntunate, happy"). Compare also Danish lykkelig ("happy"), Swedish lycklig ("happy, lucky"). (Wiktionary)
“There has been another murder committed within a few miles of this place, which has given us something to gossip about, for the committee of vigilance had the good nature, purely for our amusement I conclude, to apprehend a lucky individual (I call him _lucky_ advisedly, for he had all his expenses paid at the Humboldt, was remunerated for his lost time, enjoyed a holiday from hard work, had a sort of guard of honor composed of the most respectable men on the river, and was of more consequence for four days than ever he had been in the whole of his insignificant little life before) whom somebody fancied bore a faint resemblance to the description of the murderer.”
“I love you, Dad, I’m so lucky, I’m so lucky, I’m so lucky ”
“If Kelly heard the word lucky one more time, she decided, she would have to murder someone.”
“And in that moment the word lucky took on a whole new meaning.”
“With Brittany Snow of American Dreams as her perky assistant, who takes charge of the shoe inventory, they take on impossible clients and make ludicrous legal arguments in courtroom scenes so ham-fisted that after one case, even Harry has to admit, "That's what I call a lucky verdict — if not preposterous.”
“It would be way too easy to use the word "lucky" in describing how British actor Tom Payne was cast in the new HBO hit series Luck.”
“I tell him that because of where the mass lies I avoid the word lucky, the ENTs had been able to get a piece of tissue without Harry having to undergo surgery.”
“According to “Bogart” by A.M. Sperber and Eric Lax William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1997, he left the lot in the late afternoon, put on “what he called his lucky shoes, the oxfords he wore in ‘Casablanca’ and ‘The Big Sleep’….””
“It was at a boarding-house at Lausanne that Francis Clavering made what he called the lucky coup of marrying the widow Amory, very lately returned from Calcutta.”
“That's what I call a lucky break, " the swordsman commented.”
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