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1. chance

noun. ['ˈtʃæns'] a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances.

Synonyms

  • brass ring
  • street
  • room
  • throw
  • possibility
  • audience
  • say
  • possibleness
  • shot
  • crack
  • fresh start
  • tabula rasa
  • hearing
  • opening
  • clean slate
  • day
  • hunting ground
  • occasion

Antonyms

  • night
  • time off
  • improbability
  • unlikeliness

Etymology

  • cheance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cadentia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Chance

  • underfinance
  • refinance
  • pomeranz
  • pomerance
  • lafrance
  • expanse
  • alamance
  • romance
  • mccance
  • finance
  • enhance
  • askance
  • advance
  • trance
  • stance
  • schranz
  • prance
  • glance
  • france
  • duran's
  • crance
  • vance
  • schanz
  • rance
  • nance
  • mance
  • lance
  • dance
  • anse

How do you pronounce chance?

Pronounce chance as ʧæns.

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Sentences with chance


1. Noun, singular or mass
Your body gets a chance to recover as you walk back down the hill.

Quotes about chance


1. The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries

2. Hope is the most exciting thing in life, and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn't come straight away, there is still that chance all through your life that it will.
- Josh Hartnett

3. Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.
- Marcus Garvey

2. chance-medley

noun. an unpremeditated killing of a human being in self defense.

3. chance

noun. ['ˈtʃæns'] an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another.

Synonyms

  • mischance
  • toss-up
  • hazard
  • bad luck
  • phenomenon
  • tossup
  • fortune
  • even chance
  • mishap

Antonyms

  • lack
  • colorless
  • inferior
  • stay

Etymology

  • cheance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cadentia (Latin)

4. chance

adjective. ['ˈtʃæns'] occurring or appearing or singled out by chance.

Synonyms

  • casual

Antonyms

  • orient
  • switch on

Etymology

  • cheance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cadentia (Latin)

5. chance

noun. ['ˈtʃæns'] a risk involving danger.

Synonyms

  • risk
  • danger

Antonyms

  • switch off
  • stand still
  • impossible

Etymology

  • cheance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cadentia (Latin)

6. chance

verb. ['ˈtʃæns'] be the case by chance.

Synonyms

  • go on
  • happen
  • hap
  • occur
  • pass off
  • come about
  • take place
  • fall out

Antonyms

  • negativity
  • decrease
  • increase
  • adequacy

Etymology

  • cheance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cadentia (Latin)

7. chance

noun. ['ˈtʃæns'] 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.

Synonyms

  • sporting chance
  • quantity
  • cross section
  • risk of exposure
  • risk of infection
  • fair chance
  • slim chance
  • joint probability
  • exceedance
  • amount
  • conditional probability
  • contingent probability
  • measure
  • fat chance
  • risk

Antonyms

  • possible
  • nonbeing
  • misconception
  • devoice

Etymology

  • cheance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cadentia (Latin)

8. chance

verb. ['ˈtʃæns'] take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome.

Synonyms

  • hazard
  • attempt
  • go for broke
  • run a risk
  • take a chance
  • seek
  • assay
  • essay
  • gamble
  • take chances
  • adventure
  • risk
  • luck through
  • luck it

Antonyms

  • scarcity
  • abundant
  • loss
  • gain

Etymology

  • cheance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cadentia (Latin)

9. chance

noun. ['ˈtʃæns'] the possibility of future success.

Synonyms

  • prospect
  • potency
  • potential

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • finish
  • closing
  • day

Etymology

  • cheance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cadentia (Latin)

10. chance

verb. ['ˈtʃæns'] come upon, as if by accident; meet with.

Synonyms

  • find
  • happen
  • encounter

Antonyms

  • standard
  • nonstandard
  • sufficient
  • scarce

Etymology

  • cheance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • cadentia (Latin)
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