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  Definition of chance
  1. a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"
  2. a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; "what is the probability of rain?"; "we have a good chance of winning"
  3. an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
  4. a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
  5. come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
  6. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
  7. be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
Similar Words: probability, luck, fortune, hazard, opportunity, find, happen, bump, encounter, gamble, risk, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance

 

Hyponyms: conditional probability, contingent probability, cross section, exceedance, fair chance, sporting chance, fat chance, slim chance, joint probability, risk, risk of exposure, risk of infection, bad luck, mischance, mishap, tossup, toss-up, even chance, brass ring, day, fresh start, clean slate, tabula rasa, hearing, audience, hunting ground, occasion, opening, room, say, shot, crack, street, throw, go for broke, luck it, luck through, happen

 

Derivational Morphology: gamble, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, guess, venture, pretend, meeting, encounter, discovery, find, uncovering, finder, discoverer, spotter, escapade, risky venture, dangerous undertaking, explorer, adventurer, venturer, jeopardy, peril, danger, gambler, risk taker, opportunity, luck, fortune

 

Anagrams: Aachen, achene

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: kans   Esperanto: ŝanco  
Finnish: mahdollisuus   French: chance  
German: Gelegenheit   Hebrew: סיכוי  
Indonesian: sempat   Italian: possibilità  
Japanese: 機会   Novial: chanse  
Polish: szansa   Portuguese: chance  
Slovene: priložnost   Spanish: probabilidad  
Swahili: nafasi   Swedish: chanse  
Telugu: అవకాశము  
 
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