Definitions of chance

  1. To take the chances of; to venture upon; - usually with it as object.
  2. To risk; with it.
  3. To risk.
  4. To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation.
  5. To happen; occur without design or expectation.
  6. To come unexpectedly ( on or upon).
  7. To happen; to occur without design; to risk.
  8. a risk involving danger; " you take a chance when you let her drive"
  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. A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; - in this sense often personified.
  12. 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.
  13. An unforeseen event; an accident; a possibility; opportunity; risk.
  14. That which falls out or happens: an unexpected event: risk: opportunity: possibility of something happening.
  15. An unforeseen event; risk; opportunity; possibility.
  16. Fortune; luck; accident; opportunity; contingency; possibility; probability.
  17. That which happens without being contrived, intended, or foreseen; accident; risk; possibility; opportunity.
  18. An unforeseen event; accident; what fortune may bring; an opportunity.
  19. By chance; perchance.
  20. Happening by chance; casual.
  21. Happening by chance.
  22. Occurring by chance; casual.
  23. Casual.