Meaning of “lucky” in the English Dictionary


"lucky" in English

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uk /ˈlʌk.i/ us /ˈlʌk.i/

A2 having good things happen to you by chance:

"I'm going to Japan." "Lucky you!"
The lucky winner will be able to choose from three different holidays.
[ + to infinitive ] They're lucky to have such a nice office to work in.
He's lucky that he wasn't fired.
It sounds as if you had a lucky escape (= by good chance you were able to avoid something dangerous or unpleasant).
We'll be lucky if we get there by midnight at this rate (= we might get there by midnight or it might be later).

B1 bringing good luck:

a lucky charm
Six is my lucky number.

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

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