From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishluckyluck‧y /ˈlʌki/ ●●●S2W3 adjective (comparative luckier, superlative luckiest)1LUCKYhaving good luck syn fortunate opp unluckybe lucky to do/be somethingThe children were lucky to survive the fire which destroyed their home.lucky enough to do somethingthose of us lucky enough to own our own homeslucky ifI’ll be lucky if I get any of my money back.lucky (that)I was tremendously lucky that I didn’t die in the accident.lucky withWe’ve been very lucky with the weather.count/consider/think yourself luckyCount yourself lucky you’ve got a husband like Jack.get lucky (=be lucky on a particular occasion)You might get lucky and find a bargain.2LUCKYresulting from good luckI didn’t really know your name – it was just a lucky guess.A middle-aged woman had a lucky escape when a tree crashed down onto her car.it is lucky (that)It’s lucky that no-one was hurt.3LUCKYbringing good lucka lucky charm4 →lucky you/me etc5 →be somebody’s lucky day6 →you’ll/you’d be lucky!7 →I/you should be so lucky! → strike it luckyat strike1(20), → thank your lucky starsat thank(3), → third time luckyat third1(2)COLLOCATIONSverbsfeel luckyI feel so incredibly lucky to have had that experience.get lucky informal (=be lucky)They’re not a great team - they just got lucky.count/consider/think yourself lucky (=believe that you are lucky in a particular situation)You should count yourself lucky you weren’t seriously hurt.strike (it) lucky informal (=be lucky)I applied for twenty jobs before I struck lucky.adverbsextremely/exceedingly/incredibly lucky (=very lucky)Police say it was extremely lucky that no one was killed.dead lucky informal (=very lucky)I was dead lucky to find a parking space right away.pretty lucky informal (=lucky, but not extremely lucky)We were pretty lucky with the weather on this holiday.lucky + NOUNa lucky winnerThe lucky winner of the competition will be announced next week.a lucky man/woman/boy/girlYour son’s a lucky man, having a father like you.the lucky ones (=lucky people, especially when compared to others who suffered)They considered themselves the lucky ones because they escaped with only minor injuries.phrasesbe lucky enough to do something (=have the good luck to do something)I was lucky enough to be selected for the school team.
THESAURUSlucky happening because of good luck, or bringing you good lucka lucky guessSeven is considered a lucky number.It’s lucky that I’ve got some spare keys.Italy got a lucky goal in the last five minutes of the game.‘How did you know he’d be there?’ ‘It was a lucky guess.’fortunate happening because of good luck. Fortunate is more formal than luckyIt was extremely fortunate that there was no one in the building when the bomb went off.I’m in the fortunate position of doing a job I love.Some plants actually prefer a lot of shade, which is fortunate for gardeners choosing plants for gloomy corners.it’s a good thing (that) (also it’s a good job (that) British English) spoken used when saying that there would have been problems if something had not happenedIt’s a good thing that you brought an umbrella with you.It’s a good job I’m here to help.miraculous extremely lucky in a way that is almost unbelievableA teenager had a miraculous escape last night when the car she was travelling in overturned.The doctor gave her a month to live but she made a miraculous recovery.It was miraculous that no one was seriously injured in the accident.fortuitous /fɔːˈtjuːɪtəs/ formal happening because of good lucka fortuitous decisiona fortuitous coincidenceIt was fortuitous that no one else was hurt.a fluke /fluːk/ informal something that happens by chance, not because of skill or good judgmentThe goal was a fluke. By a fluke, he managed to get the question right.be in the right place at the right time used when saying that someone is lucky and the situation is right for themMaking money from buying property is easy – you just have to be in the right place at the right time.