Synonyms for (noun) chance

Synonyms: chance

Definition: a risk involving danger

Usage: you take a chance when you let her drive

Similar words: risk, danger, peril

Definition: a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

Usage: he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime; there was a danger he would do the wrong thing


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: quantity, measure, amount

Definition: how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: phenomenon

Definition: any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning


Synonyms: prospect, chance

Definition: the possibility of future success

Usage: his prospects as a writer are excellent

Similar words: potency, potential, potentiality

Definition: the inherent capacity for coming into being


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: possibility, possibleness

Definition: capability of existing or happening or being true

Usage: there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired

Synonyms for (verb) chance

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: essay, seek, assay, attempt, try

Definition: make an effort or attempt

Usage: He tried to shake off his fears; The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps; The police attempted to stop the thief; He sought to improve himself; She always seeks to do good in the world


Synonyms: chance

Definition: be the case by chance

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

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur

Definition: come to pass

Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important

Synonyms for (adjective) chance

Synonyms: casual, chance

Definition: occurring or appearing or singled out by chance

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

Similar words: unplanned

Definition: without apparent forethought or prompting or planning

Usage: an unplanned economy; accepts an unplanned order; an unplanned pregnancy; unplanned remarks