Definitions for chance

Definitions for (noun) chance

Main entry: chance

Definition: a risk involving danger

Usage: you take a chance when you let her drive

Main entry: chance, probability

Definition: a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible

Usage: the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5

Main entry: fortune, luck, chance, hazard

Definition: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

Usage: bad luck caused his downfall; we ran into each other by pure chance

Main entry: prospect, chance

Definition: the possibility of future success

Usage: his prospects as a writer are excellent

Main entry: chance, opportunity

Definition: a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

Usage: the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington; now is your chance

Definitions for (verb) chance

Main entry: bump, chance, find, encounter, happen

Definition: come upon, as if by accident; meet with

Usage: 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

Main entry: take a chance, take chances, adventure, run a risk, chance, hazard, gamble, risk

Definition: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

Usage: When you buy these stocks you are gambling

Main entry: chance

Definition: be the case by chance

Usage: I chanced to meet my old friend in the street

Definitions for (adj) chance

Main entry: casual, chance

Definition: occurring or appearing or singled out by chance

Usage: seek help from casual passers-by; a casual meeting; a chance occurrence

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