Chance is defined as happening by unexplainable reasons, luck, a risk, or the likelihood of something happening.(noun)
Chance means to happen by luck or fortune.(verb)
An example of chance is to find an expensive piece of jewelry while hiking in the woods.
The definition of chance is accidental or not expected or planned.(adjective)
An example of chance is to unexpectedly encounter an old friend at an airport in a country in which you are traveling on vacation.
See chance in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME chaunce < OFr cheance < VL cadentia, that which falls out < L cadens, prp. of cadere, to fall: see case
See chance in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, unexpected event
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *cadentia
Origin: , from Latin cadēns, cadent-
Origin: , present participle of cadere, to fall, befall; see kad- in Indo-European roots.
See chance in Ologies
See also gambling.
the doctrine that events are ruled by chance.
a chance happening. See also injury.
a chance happening or coincidence. See also agreement.
the doctrine that chance is involved in natural events rather than absolute determinism. See also evolution. —fortuist, n.
a chance event, discovery, or occurrence. —fortuitousness, n. —fortuitous, adj.
the condition of being uncertain or unstable. —lubricious, adj.
a talent for making fortunate discoveries while searching for other things. —serendipitous, adj.
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