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chance

 
Adjective chance has 1 sense
  1. accidental, casual, chance - occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship"; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"
    Antonym: planned (indirect, via unplanned)
Noun chance has 4 senses
  1. opportunity, chance - a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
    --1 is a kind of possibility, possibleness
    --1 has particulars:
     brass ring; day; fresh start, clean slate, tabula rasa; hearing, audience; hunting ground; occasion; opening; room; say; shot, crack; street; throw
    Derived form: verb chance1
  2. luck, fortune, chance, hazard - 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"
    --2 is a kind of phenomenon
    --2 has particulars:
     bad luck, mischance, mishap; tossup, toss-up, even chance
    Derived form: verb chance1
  3. chance - a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"
    --3 is a kind of
    risk, peril, danger
    Derived form: verb chance2
  4. probability, chance - 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"
    --4 is a kind of measure, quantity, amount
    --4 has particulars:
     conditional probability, contingent probability; cross section; exceedance; fair chance, sporting chance; fat chance, slim chance; joint probability; risk, risk of exposure; risk, risk of infection
Verb chance has 3 senses
  1. chance - be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
    --1 is one way to
    happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Derived forms: noun chance1, noun chance2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
    --2 is one way to try, seek, attempt, essay, assay
    Derived form: noun chance3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter - 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"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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