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.

(Luck"i*ly) adv. [From Lucky.] In a lucky manner; by good fortune; fortunately; — used in a good sense; as, they luckily escaped injury.

(Luck"i*ness), n.

1. The state or quality of being lucky; as, the luckiness of a man or of an event.

2. Good fortune; favorable issue or event. Locke.

(Luck"less), a. Being without luck; unpropitious; unfortunate; unlucky; meeting with ill success or bad fortune; as, a luckless gamester; a luckless maid.

Prayers made and granted in a luckless hour.

Luck"less*ly, adv.Lock"less*ness, n.

(Luck"y) a. [Compar. Luckier ; superl. Luckiest.]

1. Favored by luck; fortunate; meeting with good success or good fortune; — said of persons; as, a lucky adventurer. " Lucky wight." Spenser.

Luciferian to Lumbago

(Lu`ci*fe"ri*an) a.

1. Of or pertaining to Lucifer; having the pride of Lucifer; satanic; devilish.

2. Of or pertaining to the Luciferians or their leader.

(Lu`ci*fe"ri*an), n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of the followers of Lucifer, bishop of Cagliari, in the fourth century, who separated from the orthodox churches because they would not go as far as he did in opposing the Arians.

(Lu*cif"er*ous) a. [See Lucifer.] Giving light; affording light or means of discovery. Boyle.

(Lu*cif"er*ous*ly), adv. In a luciferous manner.

(Lu*cif"ic) a. [L. lucificus; lux, lucis, light + facere to make.] Producing light. Grew.

(Lu"ci*form) a. [L. lux, lucis, light = -form.] Having, in some respects, the nature of light; resembling light. Berkeley.

(Lu*cif"ri*an) a. Luciferian; satanic. [Obs.] Marston.

(Lu*cim"e*ter) n. [L. lux, lucis, light + -meter.] an instrument for measuring the intensity of light; a photometer.

(Luck) n. [Akin to D. luk, geluk, G. glück, 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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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