English adjective: chance
|1.||chance occurring or appearing or singled out by chance|
|Samples||Seek help from casual passers-by.|
A casual meeting.
A chance occurrence.
English noun: chance
|1.||chance (state) a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances|
|Samples||The holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington.|
Now is your chance.
|Broader (hypernym)||possibility, possibleness|
|Narrower (hyponym)||audience, brass ring, clean slate, crack, day, fresh start, hearing, hunting ground, occasion, opening, room, say, shot, street, tabula rasa, throw|
|2.||chance (phenomenon) an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another|
|Samples||Bad luck caused his downfall.|
We ran into each other by pure chance.
|Synonyms||fortune, hazard, luck|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bad luck, even chance, mischance, mishap, toss-up, tossup|
|3.||chance (act) a risk involving danger|
|Samples||You take a chance when you let her drive.|
|Broader (hypernym)||danger, peril, risk|
|4.||chance (attribute) 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|
|Samples||The probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5.|
|Broader (hypernym)||amount, measure, quantity|
|Narrower (hyponym)||conditional probability, contingent probability, cross section, exceedance, fair chance, fat chance, joint probability, risk, risk, risk of exposure, risk of infection, slim chance, sporting chance|
|5.||chance (state) the possibility of future success|
|Samples||His prospects as a writer are excellent.|
|Broader (hypernym)||potency, potential, potentiality|
English verb: chance
|1.||chance (social) be the case by chance|
|Samples||I chanced to meet my old friend in the street.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place|
|2.||chance (social) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome|
|Samples||When you buy these stocks you are gambling.|
|Synonyms||adventure, gamble, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s that CLAUSE|
|Broader (hypernym)||assay, attempt, essay, seek, try|
|Narrower (hyponym)||go for broke, luck it, luck through|
|3.||chance (possession) come upon, as if by accident; meet with|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||bump, encounter, find, happen|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|