Search Result:chance

KK Pronunciation

〔 tʃæns 〕


〔 tʃɑːns 〕

Overview of noun chance

The noun chance has 5 senses

  • opportunity, chance -- (a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance")

  • luck, fortune, chance, hazard -- (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")

  • chance -- (a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive")

  • probability, chance -- (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; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5")

  • prospect, chance -- (the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent")

Overview of verb chance

The verb chance has 3 senses

  • chance -- (be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street")

  • gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance -- (take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling")

  • find, happen, chance, bump, encounter -- (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")

Overview of adj chance

The adj chance has 1 sense

  • casual, chance -- (occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence")