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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Luck \Luck\, n. [Akin to D. luk, geluk, G. gl["u]ck, Icel.
lukka, Sw. lycka, Dan. lykke, and perh. to G. locken to
entice. Cf. 3d Gleck.]
That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill,
affecting one's interests or happiness, and which is deemed
casual; a course or series of such events regarded as
occurring by chance; chance; hap; fate; fortune; often, one's
habitual or characteristic fortune; as, good, bad, ill, or
hard luck. Luck is often used by itself to mean good luck;
as, luck is better than skill; a stroke of luck.
If thou dost play with him at any game,
Thou art sure to lose; and of that natural luck,
He beats thee 'gainst the odds. --Shak.
Luck penny, a small sum given back for luck to one who pays
money. [Prov. Eng.]
To be in luck, to receive some good, or to meet with some
success, in an unexpected manner, or as the result of
circumstances beyond one's control; to be fortunate.
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