chance

phonetic symbol: / tʃǽns / 

chance - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a risk involving danger
e.g.)
・you take a chance when you let her drive

[ noun ]
■ 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
probability

[ noun ]
■ an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
e.g.)
・we ran into each other by pure chance
fortune , hazard , luck

[ noun ]
■ the possibility of future success
prospect

[ noun ]
■ a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
e.g.)
・now is your chance
opportunity

[ verb ]
■ come upon, as if by accident
■ meet with
e.g.)
・She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day
bump , encounter , find , happen

[ verb ]
■ take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
adventure , gamble , hazard , risk , run a risk , take a chance , take chances

[ verb ]
■ be the case by chance
e.g.)
・I chanced to meet my old friend in the street

[ adjective satellite ]
■ occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
e.g.)
・a chance occurrence
casual

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