HyperDic: chance

English > 9 senses of the word chance:
NOUNstatechance, opportunitya possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
phenomenonchance, luck, fortune, hazardan unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way / way rather than another
actchancea risk involving danger
attributechance, probabilitya measure of how likely it is that some event will occur
statechance, prospectthe possibility of future success
ADJECTIVEallchance, casualoccurring or appearing or singled out by chance
VERBsocialchancebe the case by chance
socialchance, gamble, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chancetake a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
possessionchance, find, happen, bump, encountercome upon, as if by accident
chance > pronunciation
Soundschae'ns
Rhymesadvance ... trance: 20 rhymes with aens...
English > chance: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOccurring or appearing or singled out by chance.
Example "a chance occurrence"
Synonymcasual
BroaderunplannedWithout apparent forethought or prompting or planning
Spanishaccidental, casual, fortuito, ocasional
Catalanaccidental, casual, fortuït, ocasional
English > chance: 9 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances.
Example "now is your chance"
Synonymopportunity
Narrowerbrass ringA rich opportunity or a prize
dayA period of opportunity
fresh start, clean slate, tabula rasaAn opportunity to start over without prejudice
hearing, audienceAn opportunity to state your case and be heard
hunting groundA place where opportunities abound
occasionAn opportunity to do something
openingopportunity especially for employment or promotion
roomopportunity for
sayThe chance to speak
shot, crackA chance to do something
streetA situation offering opportunities
throwA single chance or instance
Broaderpossibility, possiblenesscapability of existing or happening / happening / happening or being true
Spanishchance, ocasión, oportunidad, posibilidad
Catalanocasió, oportunitat
Verbschancebe the case by chance
English > chance: 9 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningAn unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way / way rather than another.
Example "we ran into each other by pure chance"
Synonymsluck, fortune, hazard
Narrowerbad luck, mischance, mishapAn unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate / unfortunate
tossup, toss-up, even chanceAn unpredictable phenomenon
BroaderphenomenonAny state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
Spanishazar, fortuna, peligro, suerte, ventura
Catalanatzar, fortuna, sort, ventura
Verbschancebe the case by chance
English > chance: 9 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA risk involving danger.
Example"you take a chance when you let her drive"
Broaderrisk, peril, dangerA venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
Adjectiveschancyof uncertain outcome
Verbschancetake a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
English > chance: 9 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA 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.
Synonymprobability
Narrowerconditional probability, contingent probabilityThe probability that an event will occur given that one or more other events have occurred
cross section(physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles
exceedance(geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time
fair chance, sporting chanceA reasonable probability of success
fat chance, slim chanceLittle or no chance of success
joint probabilityThe probability of two events occurring together
risk, risk of exposureThe probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
risk, risk of infectionThe probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
Broadermeasure, quantity, amountHow much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
Spanishprobabilidad
Catalanprobabilitat
English > chance: 9 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningThe possibility of future success.
Synonymprospect
Broaderpotential, potentiality, potencyThe inherent capacity for coming into being
Spanishporvenir
Catalanavenir
English > chance: 9 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBe the case by chance.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
NarrowerhappenChance to be or do something, without intention or causation
Broaderhappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Nounschancean unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way / way rather than another
chancea possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
English > chance: 9 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningTake a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsgamble, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance
Narrowergo for brokerisk everything in one big effort
luck it, luck throughact by relying on one's luck
Broadertry, seek, attempt, essay, assaymake an effort or attempt
Spanishapostar, arriesgarse, arriesgar, aventurarse, aventurar, correr un riesgo, poner en peligro
Catalanarriscar
Nounschancea risk involving danger
English > chance: 9 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningcome upon, as if by accident; meet with.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
Synonymsfind, happen, bump, encounter
Spanishdar, encontrarse, encontrar, hallar, tropezar
Catalanensopegar, trobar-se, trobar

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