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Definitions of chance

  1. To befall; to happen to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To take the chances of; to venture upon; - usually with it as object. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To risk; with it. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To risk. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To happen; occur without design or expectation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To come unexpectedly (on or upon). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To happen; to occur without design; to risk. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. The operation or activity of such agent. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The supposed effect of such an agent; something that befalls, as the result of unknown or unconsidered forces; the issue of uncertain conditions; an event not calculated upon; an unexpected occurrence; a happening; accident; fortuity; casualty. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; - in this sense often personified. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A possibility; a likelihood; an opportunity; - with reference to a doubtful result; as, a chance to escape; a chance for life; the chances are all against him. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. An unforeseen event; an accident; a possibility; opportunity; risk. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. That which falls out or happens: an unexpected event: risk: opportunity: possibility of something happening. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. An unforeseen event; risk; opportunity; possibility. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Fortune; luck; accident; opportunity; contingency; possibility; probability. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. That which happens without being contrived, intended, or foreseen; accident; risk; possibility; opportunity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. An unforeseen event; accident; what fortune may bring; an opportunity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. By chance; perchance. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Happening by chance; casual. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Happening by chance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Occurring by chance; casual. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Casual. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for chance

  1. I'm so glad I have the chance to go with you. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. " Eleanor, why won't you give yourself a chance – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
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