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Chance meaning

chance - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. The operation or activity of such agent.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Probability.
  4. 4. To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation.
  5. 5. To befall; to happen to.
  6. 6. Happening by chance; casual.
  7. 7. By chance; perchance.
  8. 8. A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; - in this sense often personified.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To take the chances of; to venture upon; - usually with it as object.
  11. 11. An unforeseen event; risk; opportunity; possibility.

chance - examples of usage

  1. I'll tell you all about it as soon as I get a chance." - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. It is not a very good chance, but I must make the best of it that I can. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. That's our chance, if we can get it." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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