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Definition 1: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where luck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bad luck caused his downfall
  • we ran into each other by pure chance

Synonyms for luck in the sense of this definition

(luck is a kind of ...) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

(... is a kind of luck ) an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

"if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"

(... is a kind of luck ) an unpredictable phenomenon

"it's a toss-up whether he will win or lose"

Definition 2: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where luck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was my good luck to be there
  • they say luck is a lady
  • it was as if fortune guided his hand

Synonyms for luck in the sense of this definition

(luck is a kind of ...) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

(... is a kind of luck ) a stroke of luck

Definition 3: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where luck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • whatever my fortune may be
  • deserved a better fate
  • has a happy lot
  • the luck of the Irish
  • a victim of circumstances
  • success that was her portion

Synonyms for luck in the sense of this definition

(luck is a kind of ...) a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

"the human condition"

(... is a kind of luck ) an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes

(... is a kind of luck ) a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures

(... is a kind of luck ) an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

(... is a kind of luck ) lack of success

"he felt that his entire life had been a failure" "that year there was a crop failure"

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