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Overview of noun chance

The noun chance has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (40) opportunity, chance

(a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance")

2. (8) luck, fortune, chance, hazard

(an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance")

3. (4) chance

(a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive")

4. (2) probability, chance

(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; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5")

5. prospect, chance

(the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent")


Overview of verb chance

The verb chance has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) chance

(be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street")

2. (1) gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance

(take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling")

3. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter

(come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "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")


Overview of adj chance

The adj chance has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) casual, chance

(occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence")

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