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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  for  good  luck;  as  luck  is 
  better  than  skill. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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},  {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";  "it  was  a  chance  meeting"  [syn:  {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:  {fortune}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Luck,  WI  (village,  FIPS  46200) 
  Location:  45.57517  N,  92.46729  W 
  Population  (1990):  1022  (501  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.3  sq  km  (land),  1.5  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  54853 

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