Basic+ Word of the Day: lucky

A lucky horseshoe.

If you are lucky, it means that good things happen to you.

  • “I don’t have to go to work tomorrow.” “Lucky you!”
  • Julia is lucky; she won a new car last year.

If something is lucky, it means that more good things will happen to you because you have it.

  • I always wear my lucky socks when I have an exam.

If something good happens to you when you don’t expect it, that is also lucky.

  • "I found $10 in the street." "That's lucky!"

Related words

Luck is a noun. When we want to say that someone is lucky, we can also say that they have good luck. The opposite of good luck is bad luck.

Did you know?

Some cultures believe certain objects are lucky. For example, many people think horseshoes are good luck. These objects are called lucky charms.

In pop culture

The 2000 Britney Spears song “Lucky” is about a celebrity who is lucky to be famous but is still sad. Listen for the lyrics, “Isn’t she lucky, this Hollywood girl?” “She’s so lucky; she’s a star, but she cries cries cries in her lonely heart.”

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