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    chance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word chance

    Definition
    (noun) a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    Synonyms : opportunity
    Example Sentence
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
    Definition
    (noun) an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    Synonyms : fortune , hazard , luck
    Example Sentence
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance
    Definition
    (noun) a risk involving danger
    Example Sentence
    • you take a chance when you let her drive
    Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : probability
    Example Sentence
    • the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5
    Definition
    (noun) the possibility of future success
    Synonyms : prospect
    Example Sentence
    • his prospects as a writer are excellent
    Definition
    (verb) be the case by chance
    Example Sentence
    • I chanced to meet my old friend in the street
    Definition
    (verb) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    Example Sentence
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling
    Definition
    (verb) come upon, as if by accident; meet with
    Synonyms : bump , encounter , find , happen
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
    Synonyms : casual
    Example Sentence
    • seek help from casual passers-by
    • a casual meeting
    • a chance occurrence
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