When you're lucky, things work out well for you — you experience good fortune. If you're feeling lucky, it might be a good day to buy a lottery ticket or guess the number of jelly beans in a jar.

Lucky people seem to have everything going for them, and your lucky charm (like a rabbit's foot or a four-leaf clover) seems to bring that kind of success in your direction. Some lucky things are happy coincidences: "How lucky that I ran into you this morning!" When you're envious of someone else's big break, you can say, "You lucky devil." Lucky and luck come from the Middle Dutch gheluc, "good fortune."

Definitions of lucky
  1. adjective
    having or bringing good fortune
    “my lucky day”
    “a lucky man”
    having unexpected good fortune
    having the power to prevent evil or bad luck
    having or bringing unusually good luck
    lucky in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
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    luckless, unlucky
    having or bringing misfortune
    not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    hexed, jinxed
    (usually used colloquially) causing or accompanied by misfortune
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  2. adjective
    presaging or likely to bring good luck
    lucky stars”
    synonyms: favorable, favourable, golden, prosperous
    presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
  3. adjective
    occurring by chance
    “a lucky escape”
    “a lucky guess”
    having unexpected good fortune
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