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luck

EN[lʌk] [lɐk] [-ʌk]
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  • The definition of luck (or chance) varies by philosophical, religious, mystical, or emotional context of the one interpreting it; according to the classic Noah Webster's dictionary, luck is "a purposeless,
  • When thought of as a factor beyond one's control, without regard to one's will, intention, or desired result, there are at least two senses that people usually mean when they use the term, the prescriptive sense and the descriptive sense.
  • Therefore, cultural views of luck vary from perceiving luck as a matter of random chance to attributing to such explanations of faith or superstition.
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    Definition of luck in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlucks
    1. Something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence.
      1. The raffle is just a matter of luck.
      2. Sometimes it takes a bit of luck to get success.
      3. I couldn't believe my luck when I found a fifty dollar bill on the street.
      4. Gilbert had some bad luck yesterday — he got pick-pocketed and lost fifty dollars.
    2. A superstitious feeling that brings fortune or success.
      1. He blew on the dice for luck.
      2. I wish you lots of luck for the exam tomorrow.
    3. success.
      1. I tried for ages to find a pair of blue suede shoes, but didn't have any luck.
      2. He has a lot of luck with the ladies, perhaps it is because of his new motorbike.
  • VerbSGlucksPRluckingPT, PPlucked
    1. VI To succeed by chance.
      1. His plan lucked out.
    2. VI To rely on luck.
      1. No plan. We're just to going to have to luck through.
    3. VT To carry out relying on luck.
      1. Our plan is to luck it through.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Of course, a lot of them say it is just their luck because they are not good enough grabbers to get in on anything like that.
      • Blackburn rode their luck to beat a battling West Brom as they moved up to seventh in the Premier League table.
      • I lucked out and got the last two tickets to the big show.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Luck I had the presenee [sic] of mind to dive into Manning's or I was souped.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns
        • Verbs
          • Intransitive verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of luck for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "luck" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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