Meaning of “luck” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"luck" in British English

See all translations

lucknoun [ U ]

uk /lʌk/ us /lʌk/

A2 the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities:

It was just luck that I asked for a job at the right time.
Then I met this gorgeous woman and I couldn't believe my luck.
She wears a charm that she thinks brings her good luck.
He seems to have had a lot of bad luck in his life.
So your interview's tomorrow? Good luck!
The best of luck in/with your exams!

B2 success:

Have you had any luck with booking your flight?
He tried to get into teacher training college but with no luck.

More examples

(Definition of “luck” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)