Definition of lucky adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlʌki//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlʌki//
    (luckier, luckiest)
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  1. 1  having good luck synonym fortunate lucky (to do something) His friend was killed and he knows he is lucky to be alive. She was lucky enough to be chosen for the team. lucky (that…) You were lucky (that) you spotted the danger in time. You can think yourself lucky you didn't get mugged. She counted herself lucky that she still had a job. Mark is one of the lucky ones—he at least has somewhere to sleep. the lucky winners
  2. 2  lucky (for somebody) (that…) being the result of good luck It was lucky for us that we were able to go. That was the luckiest escape of my life. a lucky guess
  3. 3  bringing good luck a lucky charm
  4. Extra examples It was lucky for you that no one saw you. She hopes that some day she’ll get lucky and win the jackpot. She is incredibly lucky to be alive. That was just plain lucky. We certainly struck it lucky with the weather. We’ve been pretty lucky so far. A lucky find on the edge of the Cotswolds is helping archaeologists discover what life was like in Roman Britain. I didn’t know he was there—it was just a lucky guess. It was lucky for us that he didn’t see us.Idioms (informal) used to show that you think somebody is lucky to have something, be able to do something, etc. ‘I'm off to Paris.’ ‘Lucky you!’ (informal) to have good luck We certainly struck it lucky with the weather. to feel very grateful and lucky about something Just thank your lucky stars you weren’t in the house at the time.
    third time lucky (US English third time is the charm)
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    used when you have failed to do something twice and hope that you will succeed the third time
    (informal) used to tell somebody that something that they are expecting probably will not happen ‘I was hoping to get a ticket for Saturday.’ ‘You'll be lucky.’
    you, etc. should be so lucky
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    (informal) used to tell somebody that they will probably not get what they are hoping for, and may not deserve it
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lucky