Dictionary Results for chance


1. chance - noun

· a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"

Synonym(s): opportunity

Hypernym(s): possibility, possibleness




2. 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"

Synonym(s): luck, fortune, hazard

Hypernym(s): phenomenon




3. chance - noun

· a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"

Hypernym(s): risk, peril, danger




4. 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"; "if that phone call is for me, chances are it's my wife"

Synonym(s): probability

Hypernym(s): measure, quantity, amount




5. chance - noun

· the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent"

Synonym(s): prospect

Hypernym(s): potential, potentiality, potency




6. chance - verb

· be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"

Hypernym(s): happen, hap, go_on, pass_off, occur, pass, fall_out, come_about, take_place




7. chance - verb

· take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

Synonym(s): gamble, risk, hazard, take_chances, adventure, run_a_risk, take_a_chance

Hypernym(s): try, seek, attempt, essay, assay




8. 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"

Synonym(s): find, happen, bump, encounter




9. chance - adjective

· occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"

Synonym(s): casual





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