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Noun: chance  chãn(t)s
  1. A possibility due to a favourable combination of circumstances
    "now is your chance";
    - opportunity
  2. An unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    "we ran into each other by pure chance";
    - luck, fortune, hazard
  3. A risk involving danger
    "you take a chance when you let her drive"
  4. A measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favourable cases to the whole number of cases possible
    "if that phone call is for me, chances are it's my wife";
    - probability
  5. The possibility of future success
    "his chances as a writer are excellent";
    - prospect
Adjective: chance  chãn(t)s
  1. Occurring, appearing or singled out by chance
    "a chance occurrence";
    - casual
Verb: chance  chãn(t)s
  1. Take a risk in the hope of a favourable outcome
    "When you buy these stocks you are chancing";
    - gamble, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance
  2. Come upon, as if by accident; meet with
    "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day";
    - find, happen, bump, encounter

Sounds like: chants

Derived forms: chanced, chances, chancing

See also: unplanned

Type of: amount, assay, attempt, danger, essay, measure, peril, phenomenon, possibility, possibleness, potency, potential, potentiality, quantity, risk, seek, try

Encyclopedia: Chance, Patrick