Synonyms for luck


Grammar : Noun
Spell : luhk
Phonetic Transcription : lʌk

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Définition of luck

Origin :
  • late 15c. from early Middle Dutch luc, shortening of gheluc "happiness, good fortune," of unknown origin. It has cognates in Dutch geluk, Middle High German g(e)lücke, German Glück "fortune, good luck." Perhaps first borrowed in English as a gambling term. To be down on (one's) luck is from 1832; to be in luck is from 1900; to push (one's) luck is from 1911. Good luck as a salutation to one setting off to do something is from 1805. Expression better luck next time attested from 1802.
  • A gentleman was lately walking through St Giles's, where a levelling citizen attempting to pick his pocket of a handkerchief, which the gentleman caught in time, and secured, observing to the fellow, that he had missed his aim, the latter, with perfect sang-froid, answered, "better luck next time master."  ["Monthly Mirror," London, 1802]
  • noun good fortune
  • noun chance
Example sentences :
  • It would be a stroke of luck if I could stumble on one of his hiding places!
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • And he was both to batter it down, for he still had the gambler's faith in his luck.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He knows you're with us, and he knows our luck left us when you come.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • How'll they know that it was luck—that my gun stuck in the holster—and that you jumped me on the draw?
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Such, at least, was my luck when starting for my annual French tour in 1887.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • I can only think that, no matter what is wrong, two wonderful pieces of luck have come to you.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • War was a game of hazard, in which the luck was always changing.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • But it's a bit of luck Porter's not having declared him out to save nearly a hundred.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • "Luck was against you to-day, Dixon," exclaimed the visitor.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • And a devilish piece of luck it was, for I have been hustling ever since.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter

Antonyms for luck

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