Meaning of lucky in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlʌki/

See synonyms for lucky

Translate lucky into Spanish

adjectiveadjective luckier, adjective luckiest

  • Having, bringing, or resulting from good luck.

    ‘you had a very lucky escape’
    • ‘three's my lucky number’
    • ‘She felt so lucky to be the one able to have this son.’
    • ‘I don't know how I got so lucky to get a girlfriend like you.’
    • ‘But a lot of people here, you know, they feel pretty lucky just to get that.’
    • ‘The mistake is quickly discovered, but the soldier counts himself incredibly lucky.’
    • ‘If you've never heard that song, count yourself incredibly lucky.’
    • ‘Such sights make us guys realise how lucky we are after all.’
    • ‘And I was extremely lucky to escape without any injuries.’
    • ‘See, it's times like these when I realise how lucky I am.’
    • ‘But talking to Tomas, I realise how incredibly lucky I am.’
    • ‘Only a few people are lucky enough to find their soulmates.’
    • ‘But he thinks himself lucky in a way.’
    • ‘My mother was one of the lucky few who looked gorgeous when they cried.’
    • ‘I am one of those lucky few, who could have played any sport.’
    • ‘A lucky few have mosquito nets and under each of them huddle several athletes.’
    • ‘We've been lucky with the weather, but there's no way it's going to hold.’
    • ‘If I'm lucky enough to survive I will probably be wheelchair-bound by then.’
    • ‘We are lucky to live in a democracy and should not waste this opportunity.’
    • ‘I never was lucky in love and I thought that you were the one.’
    • ‘Bands should think themselves lucky to achieve such heights just once in their careers.’
    • ‘Many anglers are lucky to catch one or two fish per season.’
    fortunate, in luck, blessed, blessed with good luck, favoured, born under a lucky star, charmed
    providential, fortunate, advantageous, timely, opportune, serendipitous, expedient, heaven-sent, auspicious, propitious, felicitous, convenient, apt
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    get lucky
    • 1 informal Experience good luck.

      • ‘if you're flying into Toronto from the south you might get lucky and see Niagara Falls’
      • ‘we got lucky with the weather’
      • ‘Often, it is pretty easy to spot the upcoming publishing industry trends, and you may just get lucky if your work tallies with the popular publications at the time.’
      • ‘I got lucky the very first morning I went looking for office space.’
      • ‘When people get lucky in business, they are often convinced that it is not luck at all that brought them good fortune.’
      • ‘Okay, you might get lucky and win a decent prize (by matching five or more numbers), but the odds are massively stacked against you.’
      • ‘Pundits will get lucky from time to time of course, but luck tends to run out eventually.’
      • ‘Success, he explains, boils down to being smart enough to know when you're getting lucky, then grabbing the opportunity.’
      • ‘They might get lucky and spot some of the wildlife which lives in the area.’
      • ‘I kind of fell into Web design while studying marketing and somehow got lucky, to be honest.’
      • ‘Attackers run random numbers through the system, and occasionally get lucky.’
      • ‘Just days before the midterm elections, a handful of Republican candidates got lucky.’
      • ‘You guys got lucky this weekend - didn't see much of a snowstorm.’
      • ‘My daughter tried twice to get us tickets and we couldn't believe it when she got lucky.’
      1. 1.1Have sex, especially in the context of a casual encounter.
        ‘that girl playing pool definitely gave you the eye—you might get lucky tonight!’
        • ‘Hey, it's not my fault Mike's getting lucky tonight.’
        • ‘On another occasion, she claimed her boss publicly humiliated her by saying she might "get lucky" at a wedding and wake up next to someone.’
        • ‘I don't know ... maybe he's getting lucky with a cheerleader by Crystal Lake?’
        • ‘"I see you got lucky last night," she mumbled as she passed into the kitchen.’
        • ‘If Shawn got lucky (which he normally did every night), his cell was probably turned off to keep it from ringing at the wrong moment.’
        • ‘You led me on, told me that I'd get lucky with you tonight.’
        • ‘Next time you're planning a big night out, remember these tips and hopefully you'll get lucky.’
        • ‘Yep, first night-time date and maybe, just maybe I'll get lucky too.’
    lucky you
    • Used to express envy at someone else's good fortune.

      ‘‘I shan't bother working tonight.’ ‘Lucky you.’’
      • ‘Several brave souls dressed up to celebrate the occasion, and lucky you, you get to meet four of them.’
      • ‘And hey, lucky you, they want to send it through your bank account and give you a commission.’
      • ‘Yes, lucky you, you who glide through the chaos of the world like the pope in his popemobile.’
      • ‘If he gets off to negative publicity, well, lucky him.’
      • ‘Just heard that Greg is going to London next April for work - lucky him.’
      • ‘Paulina loves you! You lucky devil, you!’
      • ‘So what are you waiting for, you lucky devil?’
    one will be lucky
    • Used to imply in an ironic or resigned way that someone's wishes or expectations are unlikely to be fulfilled.

      ‘‘A shirt would be nice.’ ‘You'll be lucky.’’
      • ‘I wasn't made for Kylie - she should be so lucky.’
      • ‘In view of the current weakness in corporation tax receipts - he should be so lucky.’
      • ‘How I envy your ability to get over things and move on. I should be so lucky.’
      • ‘The differences are more significant - he was hugely popular, massively beloved, a Minnesota cultural icon, and I should be so lucky.’
      • ‘Of course, I should be so lucky as to make 30 money-losing films.’
      • ‘No, it wasn't a robot that wrote the column last week - I should be so lucky - but that's a good guess.’
      • ‘Pick out as much clothing as you can and pile it onto your shopping partner's arm or carriage, if you should be so lucky.’
      • ‘You're a good man, and she should be so lucky as to get to keep you!’
      • ‘He will have to have his ministerial warrant renewed after the next election, if he should be so lucky.’
      • ‘He goes swimming every day - I should be so lucky - and it's on my nickel.’