Chance - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another (syn: fortune, hazard, luck)
- a risk involving danger
- 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 (syn: probability)
- the possibility of future success (syn: prospect)
- take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome (syn: adventure, gamble, hazard, risk)
- come upon, as if by accident; meet with (syn: bump, encounter, find, happen)
This is the chance of a lifetime!
Everyone deserves a fair chance of winning the award.
If you give me a chance, I know I can do a good job.
We didn't have much chance to talk about it.
There's a good chance that we'll finish on time.
If you are free tonight, is there any chance you could join me for dinner?
Which cards you're given is simply a matter of chance.
He couldn't chance playing with a broken toe.
...I don't think we should chance driving in this snowstorm....
I chanced upon this old photograph in the back of the drawer.
There's always the chance that something will go wrong.
She has a good chance of a successful recovery.
There is little chance of her being found alive.
The day will be cloudy with a slight chance of rain later tonight.
He gave the show a fifty-fifty chance of survival.
present participle: chancing
past tense: chanced
past participle: chanced