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 for luck
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.
     [1913 Webster]
           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.
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including
           everything that happens to you); "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" [syn: fortune, destiny, fate,
           luck, lot, circumstances, portion]
      2: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event
         to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his
         downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance" [syn:
         luck, fortune, chance, hazard]
      3: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a
         favorable outcome; "it was my good luck to be there"; "they
         say luck is a lady"; "it was as if fortune guided his hand"
         [syn: luck, fortune]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "luck":
     accident, accidentality, actuarial calculation, adventitiousness,
     blessing, break, bump, calculated risk, capriciousness, casualness,
     chance, chances, chanciness, changeableness, destiny, erraticism,
     erraticness, fate, felicity, fickleness, flier, fluke, flukiness,
     fortuitousness, fortuity, fortunateness, fortune, fortunes, gamble,
     good fortune, good luck, hap, happenstance, happy chance,
     happy fortune, hazard, heedless hap, hesitancy, hesitation, hit,
     how they fall, incalculability, incertitude, indecision,
     indecisiveness, indemonstrability, indeterminacy,
     indeterminateness, indetermination, indeterminism, irresolution,
     law of averages, light, lot, luckiness, meet, moira, occasion,
     opportunity, play, plunge, principle of indeterminacy, probability,
     problematicness, random sample, randomness, risk, run of luck,
     serendipity, smiles of fortune, speculation,
     statistical probability, stroke of luck, stumble, suspense,
     suspensefulness, the breaks, theory of probability, tumble,
     unaccountability, uncertainness, uncertainty,
     uncertainty principle, undecidedness, undeterminedness,
     unforeseeableness, unpredictability, unprovability, unsureness,
     unverifiability, vacillation, venture, whatever comes,

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Luck, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    1210
     Housing Units (2000): 572
     Land area (2000):     1.849465 sq. miles (4.790091 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.593145 sq. miles (1.536238 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.442610 sq. miles (6.326329 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            46200
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             45.570499 N, 92.474760 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     54853
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Luck, WI

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