Luck vs Chaos - What's the difference?
As a proper noun luck
As a noun chaos is
Something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence.
- The raffle is just a matter of luck .
- Sometimes it takes a bit of luck to get success.
- I couldn't believe my luck when I found a fifty dollar bill on the street.
A superstitious feeling that brings fortune or success.
- Gilbert had some bad luck yesterday — he got pick-pocketed and lost fifty dollars.
- He blew on the dice for luck .
- I wish you lots of luck for the exam tomorrow.
- I tried for ages to find a pair of blue suede shoes, but didn't have any luck .
- He has a lot of luck with the ladies, perhaps it is because of his new motorbike.
* fortune (both senses)
* bad luck
* down on one's luck
* good luck
* lucky break
* luck out
* luck of the draw
* luck of the Irish
* luck upon
* push one's luck
* ride one's luck
* run of bad luck
* sheer luck
* streak of good luck
To succeed by chance.
To rely on luck.
- His plan lucked out.
To carry out relying on luck.
- No plan. We're just to going to have to luck through.
1000 English basic words
- Our plan is to luck it through.
(obsolete) A vast chasm or abyss.
The unordered state of matter in classical accounts of cosmogony
Any state of disorder, any confused or amorphous mixture or conglomeration.
(obsolete, rare) A given medium; a space in which something exists or lives; an environment.
(mathematics) Behaviour of iterative non-linear systems in which arbitrarily small variations in initial conditions become magnified over time.
(fantasy) One of the two metaphysical forces of the world in some fantasy settings, as opposed to law.
- What is the centre of the earth? is it pure element only, as Aristotle decrees, inhabited (as Paracelsus thinks) with creatures whose chaos is the earth: or with fairies, as the woods and waters (according to him) are with nymphs, or as the air with spirits?
* (classical cosmogony) cosmos
* (state of disorder) order
(terms derived from chaos)
* chaos theory
* controlled chaos