Definitions of chance

  1.   occurring or appearing or singled out by chance their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship seek help from casual passers by a casual meeting a chance occurrence
  2.   take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome When you buy these stocks you are gambling
  3.   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
  4.   be the case by chance I chanced to meet my old friend in the street
  5.   a risk involving danger you take a chance when you let her drive
  6.   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
  7.   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
  8.   a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington now is your chance
  9.   The operation or activity of such agent
  10.   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
  11.   Probability
  12.   To happen come or arrive without design or expectation
  13.   To befall to happen to
  14.   Happening by chance casual
  15.   By chance perchance
  16.   To happen
  17.   A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force law or purpose fortune fate in this sense often personified
  18.   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
  19.   To take the chances of to venture upon usually with it as object
  20.   An unforeseen event an accident a possibility opportunity risk
  21.   To happen occur without design or expectation
  22.   To risk with it
  23.   That which falls out or happens an unexpected event risk opportunity possibility of something happening
  24.   To risk
  25.   Happening by chance
  26.   An unforeseen event risk opportunity possibility
  27.   To come unexpectedly on or upon
  28.   Occurring by chance casual
  29.   Fortune luck accident opportunity contingency possibility probability
  30.   That which happens without being contrived intended or foreseen accident risk possibility opportunity
  31.   An unforeseen event accident what fortune may bring an opportunity
  32.   To happen to occur without design to risk
  33.   Casual

Quotes of chance

  1. We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence trust gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time – John Anderson
  2. First I have to thank God for giving me the gift that he did as well as a second chance for a better life – Oksana Baiul
  3. Welcome wild harbinger of spring To this small nook of earth Feeling and fancy fondly cling Round thoughts which owe their birth To thee and to the humble spot Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot – Bernard Barton
  4. All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman – Charlie Chaplin
  5. I don't like work but I like what is in work the chance to find yourself Your own reality for yourself not for others which no other man can ever know – Joseph Conrad
  6. I think the inspiration came from the fans Whenever I'm online or whenever I get a chance to really communicate with the fans and the audience they always say that they would love to have all of the remixes on one CD – Deborah Cox
  7. Unless the great majority of Americans not only have but believe they have a fair chance the better American future will be dangerously compromised – Herbert Croly
  8. This is a chance for me to listen and learn There's no more important and rewarding part of my job – Bill Delahunt
  9. The circle of the return to birth can only remain open but this is a chance a sign of life and a wound – Jacques Derrida
  10. Luck is not chance it's toil fortune's expensive smile is earned – Emily Dickinson
  11. You know what I want The answer is I truly don't know what I want I don't want to do a television series I want to do dramas as well as comedies but I have no idea what kind or in what order Just give me the chance at them – Michael J. Fox
  12. The play is one of the very few pieces of great dramatic and comic writing that I have read in a long long time I was drawn to it because of the power of the writing which gives me the actor a chance to explore many facets of myself – Linda Lavin
  13. The people who run the game they are the ones who want to change it and make people believe that it's different somehow It's not different the only difference is that some ballplayers today have a chance for a four or five -year contract and they can make big money – Tony Oliva
  14. Any chance you have to sit back and be the one watching is great – Mats Sundin
  15. The cost of living is going up and the chance of living is going down – Flip Wilson

Usage examples for chance

  1. “ I wouldn't have no chance – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  2. Stay here and wait for a chance to help if we see it said Rob – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  3. I'm so glad I have the chance to go with you – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  4. “ An' sure it's meself is wishin' thot we get a chance at the ridcoats before very long – The Dare Boys of 1776 by Stephen Angus Cox
  5. “ I was going to give him a chance – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  6. We'll come down and glad we are of the chance – Lost in the Cañon by Alfred R. Calhoun
  7. But do you take care to let me have him if there's a chance – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  8. “ No I'll give you another chance – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  9. “ Eleanor why won't you give yourself a chance – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  10. Give yourself a chance if you do – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  11. Cost me what it may Nichol must have his chance – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  12. “ I don't think I should have the The chance – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  13. Take a chance man – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  14. Would then that all men might be little men since in My Father's presence they might have a better chance of standing high – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
  15. “ I don't know how you will take it but I'll chance it just the same – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  16. “ Is it the only chance – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  17. He said he'd wait for a chance to pay me back – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  18. “ I mean to ask her the first chance I get – Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor by Thomas L. Masson (Editor)
  19. “ I hope the others will give us a chance before we leave – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  20. It's the only chance for you for all of us ” – The Sargasso of Space by Edmond Hamilton

Rhymes for chance