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chance Explained

chance at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


chance at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1297, from O.Fr. cheance "accident, the falling of dice," from V.L. cadentia "that which falls out," from L. cadentem (nom. cadens), prp. of cadere "to fall" (see case (1)). Notions of "opportunity" and "randomness" are equally old in Eng. The verb meaning "to risk" is from 1859. Chancy was originally (1513) "lucky;" sense of "risky, untrustworthy" is first recorded 1860. ///

chance at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n ----------//
1 possibility:
2 opportunity:
3 risk:
4 likely to succeed:
5 luck:
6 stand/have a chance (of something/of doing something):
7 by any chance:
8 any chance of ...?:
9 be in with a chance:
10 no chance!/fat chance!:
11 on the off chance:
12 chance would be a fine thing!: ----------// [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: Vulgar Latin cadentia 'fall', from Latin cadere 'to fall']//
1 POSSIBILITY: [U and C] how possible or likely it is that something will happen, especially something that you want// -- There's always the chance that something will go wrong.// chance of// --what are the team's chances of success?// --She has a good chance of a successful recovery.// --There is little chance of her being found alive.// --The day will be cloudy with a slight chance of rain later tonight.// --He gave the show a fifty-fifty chance of survival.// --It was a million to one chance , but it had happened.// --The operation is performed under local anaesthetic, which lessens the chances of infection. // --How can we improve our chances of career development? // -- Chances are they'll be out when we call.//
2 OPPORTUNITY: [C] a time or situation which you can use to do something that you want to do// opportunity// chance to do sth// --Ralph was waiting for a chance to introduce himself.// chance of// --our only chance of escape// have/get a chance (to do sth) // --I never get a chance to relax these days.// --I'm sorry, I haven't had a chance to look at it yet.// --I can explain everything if you'll just give me a chance .// --You should take the chance (=use the opportunity) to travel while you're still young.// grab the chance/jump at the chance (=eagerly and quickly use an opportunity) // --If someone invited me over to Florida, I'd jump at the chance.// --Denise never misses the chance of a free meal.// a second chance/another chance // --He was given a second chance to prove his abilities.// --Friday is your last chance to see the show before it closes.// --I'll give you one last chance and if you don't bring it on Monday, you'll be in trouble.// a chance of a lifetime/a chance in a million (=a chance that you are very unlikely to have again) // --I couldn't pass up going to Japan; it was a chance in a million.// --Quick! Now's your chance to ask her, before she leaves.// --Rick could do really well, given half a chance (=if he were given even a small opportunity) .//
3 RISK: take a chance// to do something that involves risks// --The rope might break, but that's a chance we'll have to take.// --After losing $20,000 on my last business venture, I'm not taking any chances this time.// take a chance on// --He was taking a chance on a relatively new young actor.// --He decided to take his chances in the boat.//
4 LIKELY TO SUCCEED: sb's chances// how likely it is that someone will succeed// --Ryan will be a candidate in next month's elections, but his chances are not good.// sb's chances of doing sth// --England's chances of winning the series have all but disappeared.// not fancy/not rate sb's chances BrE (=think someone is unlikely to succeed) // --I don't really fancy their chances against such tough opposition.//
5 LUCK: [U] the way some things happen without being planned or caused by people// fate// by chance// --I bumped into her quite by chance in Oxford Street.// leave sth to chance (=to not plan something but just hope that everything will happen as intended) // --Dave had thought of every possibility, he was leaving nothing to chance.// pure/sheer/blind chance (=not at all planned) // --It was pure chance that they ended up working in the same office in the same town.// -- As chance would have it , the one time I wanted to see her, she wasn't in.//
6 stand/have a chance (of sth/of doing sth): if someone or something stands a chance of doing something, it is possible that they will succeed// --If we did move to London, I'd stand a much better chance of getting a job.// --Ireland have an outside chance (=slight chance) of qualifying for the World Cup.// --He has a sporting chance of promotion (=a fairly good chance) .// --I've given myself a fighting chance of getting to the finals (=a small but real chance if a great effort can be made) .//
7 by any chance: spoken used to ask politely whether something is true// --Are you Mrs Grant, by any chance?//
8 any chance of ...?: spoken used to ask whether you can have something or whether something is possible// --Any chance of a cup of coffee?// --Any chance of you coming to the party on Saturday?//
9 be in with a chance: if a competitor is in with a chance, it is possible that they will win// --I think we're in with a good chance of beating them.//
10 no chance!/fat chance!: spoken used to emphasize that you are sure something could never happen// --'Maybe your brother would lend you the money?' 'Huh, fat chance!'//
11 on the off chance: if you do something on the off chance, you do it hoping for a particular result, although you know it is not likely// --I didn't really expect her to be at home. I just called on the off chance.// off-chance//
12 chance would be a fine thing!: BrE spoken used to mean that the thing you want to happen is very unlikely// --'Do you think you'll get married?' 'Chance would be a fine thing!'// game of chance at game1 (15)// ----------// COLLOCATES for sense 1 // there's a chance (that) (=it is possible that) // there's every chance (that) (=it is very likely) // some chance // little chance // no chance // a good/fair chance (=something is likely) // a slight/slim/outside chance (=something is unlikely) // a fifty-fifty chance (=the possibility of something happening or not happening is equal) // a million to one chance/a one in a million chance (=something is extremely unlikely to happen) // lessen/minimize/reduce the chance(s) of something (=make it less likely) // increase/improve the chance(s) of something (=make it more likely) // chances are (=it is likely) // WORD CHOICE: chance, chances, luck // chance means possibility : There is a small chance he is still alive. | You've got a good chance of passing. // chance also means opportunity : You will have the chance to meet the star of the show. // chance also means that something happened by coincidence or was not planned : It was pure chance that we bought the same shoes. // Someone's chances are the probability that they will do something : Her chances of finding him after all these years are slim. | He aims to win today - what are his chances? // !! Use chances of doing something, not 'chances to do something' : Your chances of getting (NOT chances to get) a job are as good as anyone's. // luck is when something good happens without being planned : He won more through luck than skill. | It was such luck that you were there to help me! // ----------//
chance 2 v
1 [T] to do something that you know involves a risk: --I wasn't sure if I'd got quite enough petrol to get me home, but I decided to chance it. // --We decided not to chance our luck in the storm.// --She'd never played before, but she was ready to chance her arm (=take a risk by doing something which may fail) .// chance doing sth// --I decided to stay where I was. I couldn't chance being seen.//
2 [I] literary to happen in a way which is not expected and not planned: chance to do sth// --She chanced to be passing when I came out of the house.// -- It chanced that we both went to Paris that year.// chance on/upon/across / [chance on/upon/across sb/sth] phr v// to find something or meet someone when you are not expecting to// --Henry chanced upon some valuable coins in the attic.//
chance 3 adj [only before noun] not planned or expected// accidental// chance meeting/encounter/event etc // --A chance meeting with a journalist changed everything.// --A chance remark by one of his colleagues got him thinking.//

chance at German => English Of Explained:

chance, prospect

chance at German => English Of Explained:


chance at French => English Of Explained:

chance, luck

chance at Spanish => English Of Explained:


chance at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

302 Moby Thesaurus words for "chance":
a leg up, accidental, accidentally, advantage, adventitious,
adventure, aleatoric, aleatory, amorphous, appear, approach,
aptitude, aptness, arise, assay, attempt, bare possibility,
bechance, befall, bet, betide, blind bargain, blobby, blurred,
blurry, borderline case, bout, brave, break, broad, bump,
by chance, calculated risk, capriciousness, careless, casual,
causeless, certainty, chance it, chances, chanciness, chancy,
changeableness, chaotic, clear stage, come, come about, come along,
come forth, come into being, come into existence, come on,
come to pass, conceivability, conceivableness, conceivably,
confused, contingency, contingent, court destruction, crop up,
dare, defy danger, destinal, dicey, disordered, double contingency,
draw on, endanger, engage, erraticism, erraticness, essay,
even chance, eventuality, expectation, face up to,
fair expectation, fair field, fair game, fall out, fatal, fate,
fatidic, favorable prospect, fickleness, flier, fluke, fluky,
foggy, forget the odds, fortuitous, fortuity, fortune, fuzzy,
gamble, gamble on, general, go, good chance, good possibility,
guess, hap, happen, happen along, happen by chance, hazard, hazy,
heedless, hesitancy, hesitation, hit, hit-or-miss, hope, iffy,
ill-defined, imperil, imprecise, inaccurate, inadvertent,
inadvertently, incalculability, incertitude, inchoate, incidental,
incoherent, indecision, indecisive, indecisiveness, indefinable,
indefinite, indemonstrability, indeterminable, indeterminacy,
indeterminate, indetermination, indeterminism, indistinct, inexact,
inning, innings, irresolution, jeopardize, lax, liability,
liableness, liberty, lift a finger, light, likelihood, likeliness,
look-in, loose, lot, luck, make an attempt, make an effort,
materialize, maybe, meet, nonspecific, obligation, obscure,
occasion, occur, odd, odds, off chance, offer, open question,
opening, opportunism, opportunity, orderless, outlook,
outside chance, outside hope, perhaps, piece of guesswork, place,
play, play with fire, plunge, pop up, possibility, possibleness,
possibly, potential, potentiality, predictability, present itself,
presumption, presumptive evidence, probabilism, probability,
proneness, prospect, question, random, randomness,
reasonable ground, reasonable hope, relief, rely on fortune,
remote possibility, risk, risky, room, round, run a chance,
run the chance, run the risk, say, scope, set at hazard,
shadowed forth, shadowy, shapeless, shot, show, show up,
sight-unseen transaction, small hope, speculation, spell,
spring up, squeak, stake, stepping-stone, stochastic, stumble,
suspense, suspensefulness, sweeping, take a chance, take a flier,
take chances, take place, tempt Providence, tempt fortune,
tendency, the attainable, the feasible, the possible, thinkability,
thinkableness, time, time at bat, toss-up, touch and go, transpire,
trust to chance, try, try the chance, tumble, turn, turn up,
unaccountability, uncaused, uncertainness, uncertainty,
uncertainty principle, unclear, undecided issue, undecidedness,
undefined, undertake, undestined, undetermined, undeterminedness,
unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseeableness, unforeseen,
unintentional, unintentionally, unlooked-for, unplain, unplanned,
unpredictability, unpredictable, unpremeditated, unprovability,
unspecified, unsureness, unverifiability, vacillation, vague,
veiled, venture, venture on, venture upon, verisimilitude,
virtuality, wager, weakness, well-grounded hope, whack,
what is possible, what may be, what might be, whimsicality

Chance at German => English Of Explained:

Chance [ʃãsə]nsn
chance, prospect

chance at French => English Of Explained:

lungsreich [apvɛksluŋsraiç]

chance at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

isapproveof, rebu

Chance at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

sation): in return, in consideration, but, however, yet, still, notwithstanding, nevertheless, none the less, although, though, albeit, howbeit, in all events, at any rate, be that as it may, for all that, even so, on the other hand, at the same time, however that may be, after all is said and done, taking one thing with another.[ADV] (Intrinsicality): intrinsically, at bottom, in the main, in effect, practically, virtually, substantially, through and through, fairly.[ADV] (Cheapness): for a song, at cost, at a discount, at firesale prices.[ADJ] (Opposite): contrary, opposite, counter, dead against, converse, reverse, opposed, antithetical, contrasted, antipodean, antagonistic, opposing, conflicting, inconsistent, contradictory, at cross purposes, negative, hostile, differing, diametrically opposite, diamet

chance at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb, adjective
1 [C, U] ~ of doing sth | ~ that ... | ~ of sth happening | ~ of sth a possibility of sth happening, especially sth that you want:
Is there any chance of getting tickets for tonight? * She has only a slim chance of passing the exam. * There's a slight chance that he'll be back in time. * There is no chance that he will change his mind. * What chance is there of anybody being found alive? * Nowadays a premature baby has a very good chance of survival. * The operation has a fifty-fifty chance of success. * The chances are a million to one against being struck by lightning. * an outside chance (= a very small one) -> POSSIBILITY
2 [C] ~ (of sth) | ~ (to do sth) | ~ (for sb to do sth) a suitable time or situation when you have the opportunity to do sth:
We won't get another chance of a holiday this year. * Please give me a chance to explain. * It was the chance she had been waiting for. * There will be a chance for parents to look around the school. * Jeff deceived me once already-I won't give him a second chance. * This is your big chance (= opportunity for success). * Tonight is your last chance to catch the play at your local theatre.
3 [C] an unpleasant or dangerous possibility:
When installing electrical equipment don't take any chances. A mistake could kill. * The car might break down but that's a chance we'll have to take.
4 [U] the way that some things happen without any cause that you can see or understand
I met her by chance (= without planning to) at the airport. * Chess is not a game of chance. * It was pure chance that we were both there. * We'll plan everything very carefully and leave nothing to chance.
as chance would have it happening in a way that was lucky, although it was not planned:
As chance would have it, John was going to London too, so I went with him.
by any chance used especially in questions, to ask whether sth is true, possible, etc:
Are you in love with him, by any chance?
the chances are (that) ... (informal) it is likely that ...:
The chances are you won't have to pay.
chance would be a fine thing (BrE, spoken) people say chance would be a fine thing to show that they would like to do or have the thing that sb has mentioned, but that they do not think that it is very likely
give sb/sth half a chance to give sb/sth some opportunity to do sth:
That dog will give you a nasty bite, given half a chance.
no chance (spoken) there is no possibility:
'Do you think he'll do it?' 'No chance.'
on the off chance (that) because of the possibility of sth happening, although it is unlikely:
I didn't think you'd be at home but I just called by on the off chance.
stand a chance (of doing sth) to have the possibility of succeeding or achieving sth:
The driver didn't stand a chance of stopping in time.
take a chance (on sth) to decide to do sth, knowing that it might be the wrong choice:
We took a chance on the weather and planned to have the party outside.
take your chances to take a risk or to use the opportunities that you have and hope that things will happen in the way that you want:
He took his chances and jumped into the water.
more at CAT, DOG n., EVEN adj., EYE n., FAT adj., FIGHT v., SNOWBALL n., SPORTING
1 (informal) to risk sth, although you know the result may not be successful:
[VN] She was chancing her luck driving without a licence. * 'Take an umbrella.' 'No, I'll chance it' (= take the risk that it may rain). * [V -ing] I stayed hidden; I couldn't chance coming out.
2 (written or formal) to happen or to do sth by chance:
[V to inf] If I do chance to find out where she is, I'll inform you immediately. * They chanced to be staying at the same hotel. * [V (that)] It chanced (that) they were staying at the same hotel.
chance your arm (BrE, informal) to take a risk although you will probably fail
chance on / upon sb/sth (formal) to find or meet sb/sth unexpectedly or by chance:
One day he chanced upon Emma's diary and began reading it.
adjective [only before noun] not planned:
a chance meeting / encounter

CHANCE at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

that she would soon be too old to have children). * The movements of the leaves are triggered by the plant's biological clock.noun
(rare) = BIODIVERSITY(also germ warfare) noun
[U] the use of harmful bacteria as weapons of warnoun
a scientist who studies biologynoun [U]
1 the scientific study of the life and structure of plants and animals:
a degree in biology
2 the way in which the body and cells of a living thing behave:
How far is human nature determined by biology? * the biology of marine animalsnoun
[U, sing.] (technical) the total quantity or weight of plants and animals in a par

Chance at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chance \Chance\, v. t.
1. To take the chances of; to venture upon; -- usually with
it as object.

Come what will, I will chance it. --W. D.

2. To befall; to happen to. [Obs.] --W. Lambarde.

Chance \Chance\, adv.
By chance; perchance. --Gray.

Chance \Chance\, a.
Happening by chance; casual.

Chance \Chance\ (ch[.a]ns), n. [F. chance, OF. cheance, fr. LL.
cadentia a allusion to the falling of the dice), fr. L.
cadere to fall; akin to Skr. [,c]ad to fall, L. cedere to
yield, E. cede. Cf. {Cadence}.]
1. A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity
other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; -- in
this sense often personified.

It is strictly and philosophically true in nature
and reason that there is no such thing as chance or
accident; it being evident that these words do not
signify anything really existing, anything that is
truly an agent or the cause of any event; but they
signify merely men's ignorance of the real and
immediate cause. --Samuel

Any society into which chance might throw him.

That power Which erring men call Chance. --Milton.

2. The operation or activity of such agent.

By chance a priest came down that way. --Luke x. 31.

3. 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.

It was a chance that happened to us. --1 Sam. vi.

The Knave of Diamonds tries his wily arts, And wins
(O shameful chance!) the Queen of Hearts. --Pope.

I spake of most disastrous chance. --Shak.

4. 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.

So weary with disasters, tugged with fortune. That I
would get my life on any chance, To mend it, or be
rid on 't --Shak.

5. (Math.) Probability.

Note: The mathematical expression, of a chance is the ratio
of frequency with which an event happens in the long
run. If an event may happen in a ways and may fail in b
ways, and each of these a + b ways is equally likely,
the chance, or probability, that the event will happen
is measured by the fraction a/a + b, and the chance, or
probability, that it will fail is measured by b/a + b.

{Chance comer}, one who comes unexpectedly.

{The last chance}, the sole remaining ground of hope.

{The main chance}, the chief opportunity; that upon which
reliance is had, esp. self-interest.

{Theory of chances}, {Doctrine of chances} (Math.), that
branch of mathematics which treats of the probability of
the occurrence of particular events, as the fall of dice
in given positions.

{To mind one's chances}, to take advantage of every
circumstance; to seize every opportunity.

Chance \Chance\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chanced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation.
``Things that chance daily.'' --Robynson (More's Utopia).

If a bird's nest chance to be before thee. --Deut.
xxii. 6.

I chanced on this letter. --Shak.

Note: Often used impersonally; as, how chances it?

How chance, thou art returned so soon? --Shak.

chance at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "their
accidental meeting led to a renewal of their
friendship"; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a
casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence" [syn: {accidental},
{casual}, {chance(a)}]

v 1: be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in
the street"
2: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you
buy these stocks you are gambling" [syn: {gamble}, {risk},
{hazard}, {take chances}, {adventure}, {run a risk}, {take
a chance}]
3: 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" [syn: {find}, {happen}, {bump},

n 1: a possibility due to a favorable combination of
circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to
visit Washington"; "now is your chance" [syn: {opportunity}]
2: 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"
[syn: {luck}, {fortune}, {hazard}]
3: a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her
4: a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur;
"what is the probability of rain?"; "we have a good chance
of winning" [syn: {probability}]

chance at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Chance


Alternative forms

* chaunce Inter: qualifier » obsolete


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /tʃɑːns/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /tʃæns/
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-chance.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: audio » en-us-chance.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɑːns


    From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » cheance|cheance|accident, chance, luck|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » VL. Inter: term » cadentia|cadentia|falling|lang=la|, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » cado|cadō|I fall, I die|lang=la.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: countabl » e An opportunity or possibility.
    1. : ''We have the chance
    2. Inter: uncountabl » e Random occurrence; luck.
    3. : Why leave it to chance when a few simple steps will secure the desired outcome?
    4. Inter: countabl » e The probability of something happening.
    5. : There is a 30% chance of rain tomorrow.

      Derived terms

      Inter: der-top » Terms derived from the noun "chance"

  • Buckley's chance
  • by chance
  • chance'd be a fine thing
  • chance fracture
  • chance-medley
  • chancer
  • chances are
  • chancy
  • Chinaman's chance
  • dog's chance
  • even chance
  • fair chance
  • fat chance
  • fighting chance
  • first-chance exception
  • game of chance

  • Inter: der-mi » d
    • half a chance
    • happy chance
    • in with a chance
    • jump at the chance
    • last chance
    • last chance saloon
    • main chance
    • mum chance
    • not a chance
    • off chance/off-chance
    • outside chance
    • perchance
    • slim chance
    • smart chance
    • snowball's chance
    • snowball's chance in hell
    • sporting chance
    • stand a chance

    Inter: der-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » an opportunity or possibility
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|فرصة|f|tr=fúrṣa
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|فرصة|f|tr=fúrṣa|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հնարավորություն|tr=hnaravorut’tyun
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|възможност|f|tr=vǎzmóžnost, Inter: t+ » bg|вероятност|f|tr=verojátnost
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|oportunitat|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|機會|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|机会|tr=jīhuì|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|šance|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|kans|f, Inter: t+ » nl|gelegenheid|f, Inter: t+ » nl|mogelijkheid|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|ŝanco
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|võimalus
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|mahdollisuus
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chance|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Gelegenheit|f, Inter: t+ » de|Möglichkeit|f, Inter: t+ » de|Chance|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ευκαιρία|f, Inter: t+ » el|πιθανότητα
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|סיכוי|m|tr=sikui|sc=Hebr
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|alkalom, Inter: t+ » hu|lehetőség
  • Indonesian: kesempatan
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|faill|f, Inter: t- » ga|seans|m
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|possibilità|f, Inter: t+ » it|opportunità|f, Inter: t+ » it|chance|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|機会|tr=きかい, kikai|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|チャンス|tr=chansu|sc=Jpan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|기회|tr=gihoe|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|機會|sc=Kore)
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|opportunitas|f, Inter: t- » la|possibilitas|f, Inter: t+ » la|potestas|f
    • Malay: Inter: t » ms|peluang, Inter: t » ms|kesempatan, Inter: t » ms|cerlak, Inter: t » ms|can
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|sjanse|m, Inter: t+ » no|mulighet|m
    • Novial: chanse
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|فرصت|tr=forsat|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|szansa|f, Inter: t+ » pl|okazja|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|chance|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|șansă|f, Inter: t- » ro|șanse|f|p, Inter: t- » ro|ocazie|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|возможность|f|tr=vozmóžnostʹ, Inter: t+ » ru|шанс|m|tr=šans
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cothrom|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|шанса|f, Inter: t- » sh|могућност|f
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|šansa|f, Inter: t- » sh|mogućnost|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|priložnost|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|oportunidad|f, Inter: t+ » es|posibilidad|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|nafasi
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|chans|c
    • Telugu: అవకాశము (1)
    • Turkish: Inter: t » tr|şans, Inter: t » tr|talih
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|cơ hội (Inter: t- » vi|機會)
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|mögod

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » random occurrence
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|պատահականություն|tr=patahakanut’yun, Inter: t- » hy|դիպված|tr=dipvaç
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|zori
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|случайност|f|tr=slučájnost
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|náhoda|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|toeval|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sattuma
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|raccroc|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zufall|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|τύχη|f, Inter: t+ » el|σύμπτωση|f, Inter: t+ » el|περίσταση|f, Inter: t+ » el|συγκυρία|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מקרה|m|tr=miqre|sc=Hebr
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|véletlen
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|seans|m
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|accidentia, Inter: t- » la|fors
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|mulighet, Inter: t- » no|tilfeldigheter|m|p
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|acaso
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|случайность|f|tr=slučájnostʹ
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|azar|m, Inter: t+ » es|suerte|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|slump|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » probability of something happening
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հավանականություն|tr=havanakanut’yun
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|вероятност|f|tr=verojátnost
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|šance|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|kans|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|mahdollisuus, Inter: t+ » fi|todennäköisyys
    • French: Inter: qualifier » beneficial Inter: t+ » fr|chance|f, Inter: qualifier » detrimental, risky Inter: t+ » fr|risque|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Wahrscheinlichkeit|f
    • Greek: πιθανότητα {{f}}, ενδεχόμενο {{n}}
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|valószínűség, Inter: t+ » hu|eshetőség, Inter: t+ » hu|esély
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|seans|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|probabilità|f
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|accidentia, Inter: t- » la|accidentia, Inter: t- » la|probabilitas, Inter: t- » la|fors|f
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|sjanse|m, Inter: t+ » no|sannsynlighet|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|probabilidade
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|вероятность|f|tr=verojátnostʹ, Inter: t+ » ru|шанс|m|tr=šans
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|могућност|f, Inter: t- » sh|шанса|f
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|mogućnost|f, Inter: t- » sh|šansa|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|probabilidad|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|chans|c, Inter: t+ » sv|sannolikhet|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ka: Inter: t- » ka|შემთხვევა|tr=šemt'xveva

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » chanc|ing
  • Inter: archaic » intransitive To happen by chance, to occur.
    1. : It chanced that I found a solution the very next day.
    2. 1843, Category: w - :Thomas_Carlyle|Thomas Carlyle, Translation: :w » Past and Present (book)|Past and Present, book 2, ch. XV, Practical — Devotional
    3. : Once … it chanced that Geoffrey Riddell Translation: :w » Bishop of Ely|Bishop of Ely, a Prelate rather troublesome to Translation: :w » Samson of Tottington|our Abbot, made a request of him for timber from his woods towards certain edifices going on at Translation: :w » Glemsford|Glemsford.
    4. 1847, Inter: w » Charlotte Brontë, Inter: w » Jane Eyre, Chapter XVIII
    5. : Mr. Mason, shivering as some one chanced to open the door, asked for more coal to be put on the fire, which had burnt out its flame, though its mass of cinder still shone hot and red. The footman who brought the coal, in going out, stopped near Mr. Eshton's chair, and said something to him in a low voice, of which I heard only the words, "old woman,"—"quite troublesome."
    6. To try or risk.
    7. : Shall we carry the umbrella, or chance it?
    8. To discover something by chance.
    9. : He chanced upon a kindly stranger who showed him the way.

      Derived terms

      * chance on

  • chance upon


    Inter: trans-top » to try or risk
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|рискувам
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|wagen
  • Finnish: ottaa riski

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|risca
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|nafasi
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|chansa, Inter: t+ » sv|riskera

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to discover by chance
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|попадам на
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|narazit
    • Finnish: löytää/kohdata/tavata sattumalta

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|nafasi
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|råka

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ad » j
  • Inter: rar » e happening by chance, casual


    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y


      * Inter: rank » filled|visit|follow|639|chance|happened|broken|trouble

    Category: Category:1000 English basic words -



    From Inter: etyl » fr|da Inter: term » chance|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » VL.|da Inter: term » cadentia|cadentia|falling|lang=la|, from Inter: etyl » la|da Inter: term » cado|cadō|I fall, I die|lang=la.


    Inter: da-noun » n|r
  • A chance


    * Inter: l » da|risiko

  • French


    * Inter: IPA » /ʃɑ̃s/|lang=fr
    • Inter: audio » Fr-Chance-fr-Paris.ogg|Audio (FR)
    • Inter: rhymes » ɑ̃s|lang=fr


      From Inter: etyl » fro|fr Inter: term » cheance|cheance|accident, chance, luck|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » VL.|fr Inter: term » cadentia|cadentia|falling|lang=la|, from Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » cado|cadō|I fall, I die|lang=la.


      Inter: fr-noun » f

  • chance
    1. luck


      * adversité

  • guigne Inter: qualifier » familiar
  • malchance
  • malheur

    Related terms

    * avoir de la chance
  • chanceux
  • malchanceux

  • Italian


    From Inter: etyl » fr|it Inter: term » chance|lang=fr


    Inter: head » it|noun|g=f Inter: in » v
  • chance (possibility of a certain outcome)

  • Portuguese


    Inter: pt-nou » n
  • Probability.

    Related terms

    * Sem chance.

  • Spanish


    Inter: es-noun » f
  • chance

  • Translation: ar » chance
    Translation: cs » chance
    Translation: cy » chance
    Translation: da » chance
    Translation: de » chance
    Translation: et » chance
    Translation: el » chance
    Translation: es » chance
    Translation: eo » chance
    Translation: eu » chance
    Translation: fa » chance
    Translation: fr » chance
    Translation: ko » chance
    Translation: hy » chance
    Translation: io » chance
    Translation: id » chance
    Translation: it » chance
    Translation: kn » chance
    Translation: kk » chance
    Translation: sw » chance
    Translation: ku » chance
    Translation: lo » chance
    Translation: li » chance
    Translation: hu » chance
    Translation: mg » chance
    Translation: ml » chance
    Translation: my » chance
    Translation: fj » chance
    Translation: nl » chance
    Translation: ja » chance
    Translation: no » chance
    Translation: pl » chance
    Translation: pt » chance
    Translation: ro » chance
    Translation: ru » chance
    Category: simple:chance -
    Translation: fi » chance
    Translation: sv » chance
    Translation: ta » chance
    Translation: tt » chance
    Translation: te » chance
    Translation: th » chance
    Translation: tr » chance
    Translation: vi » chance
    Translation: zh » chance

    Chance at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » chance


    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: given name » male|from=English, an American pet form of Chauncey, in modern usage also associated with the word chance.

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    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de


    Inter: etyl » fr|de.


    Inter: de-noun » f||Chancen
  • chance
    1. 2010, Category: w - :Der Spiegel|Der Spiegel, issue 43/2010, page 170:
    2. :Frauen haben bessere Chancen, schwerste Unfälle zu überleben, als Männer.
    3. ::Women have better chances to survive the most serious accidents than men.

      Derived terms

      * Chancengleichheit

  • chancenlos

  • Translation: cs » Chance
    Translation: da » Chance
    Translation: de » Chance
    Translation: et » Chance
    Translation: fr » Chance
    Translation: ko » Chance
    Translation: io » Chance
    Translation: id » Chance
    Translation: it » Chance
    Translation: ku » Chance
    Translation: hu » Chance
    Translation: mg » Chance
    Translation: fj » Chance
    Translation: no » Chance
    Translation: pl » Chance
    Translation: pt » Chance
    Translation: ru » Chance
    Translation: sr » Chance
    Translation: fi » Chance
    Translation: sv » Chance
    Translation: te » Chance
    Translation: th » Chance
    Translation: zh » Chance