adjective, luck·i·er, luck·i·est.
Examples from the Web for luckier
She was luckier than Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, who was executed with a mortar round in October 2012.Kim Jong-un’s Ex-Lover Reportedly ‘Executed by Firing Squad’|The Telegraph|August 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One 17-year-old male lost a forearm in 2012, while a 20-year-old was luckier and escaped with a just bite to his ankle.Fireworks, Lightning, Riding Lawnmowers and Other Summer Menaces|Trevor Butterworth|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They were luckier than the seven who were shot on this same corer in February.Chicago Gangs Go ‘Wilding’ Amid Rising Gun Violence in Obama’s Hometown|Michael Daly|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Lev, the son of a Moscow intelligentsia family, was luckier than the fictional Ivan Denisovich.‘Just Send Me Word’ by Orlando Figes: Life and Love in the Gulag|Owen Matthews|June 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She was luckier than most, though, in that she was—relatively speaking—quickly diagnosed.
Sometimes one general, luckier or wiser than the rest, appeared the sole governor of the State.The Eighteen Christian Centuries|James White
But he is luckier in having you than in having his friend, although I don't deny I've been a good friend to him.McClure's Magazine December, 1895|Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
It seems that hes no luckier at these Thomassinets—Thomassinires—than he is anywhere else!The Milkmaid of Montfermeil (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XX)|Charles Paul de Kock
And when at last he could linger no longer, he took up his hope even as he had laid it down, in the expectation of a luckier day.The Storm Centre|Charles Egbert Craddock
A Count Marazzani, who was here three weeks ago, and told me he had been luckier than you, as he had made his escape.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
British Dictionary definitions for luckier
adjective luckier or luckiest
Word Origin and History for luckier
mid-15c., of persons; 1540s, of actions or objects, "likely to bring luck;" from luck + -y (2). Meaning "occurring by chance" is 1590s. Related: Luckier; luckiest; luckiness. Lucky break is attested from 1884 in billiards; 1872 as "failure or break-down which turns out to be fortunate." Lucky Strike as the name of a brand of cigarettes (originally chewing tobacco) popular mid-20c. is said to date from 1871; popular from 1935 when the brand’s maker picked up sponsorship of "Your Hit Parade" on radio.
Idioms and Phrases with luckier
see born under a lucky star; strike it rich (lucky); thank one's lucky stars.