chance  

  • Pronunciation of chance: CH AE1 N S (tʃæns)

  • Number of syllables of chance: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of chance

  • Definition of chance

    • (n): a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"  
    • (v): be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"  
  • Examples of chance

    • Any chance of arresting the suspect in Malta was lost.  
    • Crystal Palace squander chance to go top.  
    • I in fact gave you the chance to act evenhanded.  
    • Most puppeteers would kill for the chance of animating muppets.  
    • I had a chance to see the guinea.  
    • It reduces the chance of aberrant results.  
    • I welcomed the chance to revel with famous people.  
    • Abstinence virtually eliminates the chance.  
    • Therefore, there is realistically no chance in the universe.  
    • Spontaneity and chance are causes of effects.  

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