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GOOD LUCK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does good luck mean? 

GOOD LUCK (noun)
  The noun GOOD LUCK has 3 senses:

1. an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
2. a stroke of luck
3. an unexpected piece of good luck

  Familiarity information: GOOD LUCK used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GOOD LUCK (noun)


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Meaning:

An auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

good fortune; good luck; luckiness

Hypernyms ("good luck" is a kind of...):

circumstances; destiny; fate; fortune; lot; luck; portion (your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "good luck"):

prosperity; successfulness (the condition of prospering; having good fortune)

blessing; boon (a desirable state)

Antonym:

bad luck (an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes)


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Meaning:

A stroke of luck

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

fluke; good fortune; good luck

Hypernyms ("good luck" is a kind of...):

fortune; luck (an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "good luck"):

serendipity (good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries)


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Meaning:

An unexpected piece of good luck

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

happy chance; break; good luck

Context example:

he finally got his big break

Hypernyms ("good luck" is a kind of...):

accident; chance event; fortuity (anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause)


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