chance

  1. noun
    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
  2. noun
    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"
  3. noun
    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"
  4. verb
    be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
  5. verb
    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"
  6. verb
    take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
  7. noun
    a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"