Associations to the word «Chance»


CHANCE, noun. (countable) An opportunity or possibility.
CHANCE, noun. (uncountable) Random occurrence; luck.
CHANCE, noun. (countable) The probability of something happening.
CHANCE, verb. (archaic) (intransitive) To happen by chance, to occur.
CHANCE, verb. (archaic) (transitive) To befall; to happen to.
CHANCE, verb. To try or risk.
CHANCE, verb. To discover something by chance.
CHANCE, adjective. (rare) Happening by chance, casual.
CHANCE, proper noun. A male given name, an American pet form of Chauncey, in modern usage also associated with the word chance.
CHANCE CARD, noun. A card, in any of various games, with instructions to be followed by a player whose token lands on a "chance" space, usually affording them some chance opportunity or inflicting upon them some chance misfortune.
CHANCE CARDS, noun. Plural of chance card
CHANCE ONE'S ARM, verb. To take a risk
CHANCE UPON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to find by chance

Dictionary definition

CHANCE, noun. A possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance".
CHANCE, noun. 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".
CHANCE, noun. A risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive".
CHANCE, noun. 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; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5".
CHANCE, noun. The possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent".
CHANCE, verb. Be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street".
CHANCE, verb. Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling".
CHANCE, verb. 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".
CHANCE, adjective. Occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence".

Wise words

Actions speak louder than words.
Ancient Proverb