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chance as in occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
  • "seek help from casual passers-by"
  • "a casual meeting"
  • "a chance occurrence"

Synonyms

  • casual marked by blithe unconcern; without or seeming to be without plan or method; appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions; occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; hasty and without attention to detail; occurring on a temporary or irregular basis; characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; natural and unstudied; not showing effort or strain
  • chance(a)
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chance as in be the case by chance
  • "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
chance as in take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

Synonyms

  • gamble take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; play games for money ; money that is risked for possible monetary gain ; a risky act or venture
  • risk expose to a chance of loss or damage; take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; a source of danger; a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred ; the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
  • hazard put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; put at risk; take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; a source of danger; an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; an obstacle on a golf course
  • take chances take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • adventure a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful) ; take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; put at risk
  • run a risk take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • take a chance take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
chance as in 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"

Synonyms

  • find a productive insight ; the act of discovering something ; come upon, as if by accident; discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; come upon after searching; establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; perceive or be contemporaneous with; get something or somebody for a specific purpose; make a discovery, make a new finding; make a discovery; obtain through effort or management; decide on and make a declaration about; receive a specified treatment (abstract); perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; get or find back; succeed in reaching; accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation
  • happen come to pass; happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; come into being; come upon, as if by accident
  • bump a lump on the body caused by a blow ; something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; an impact (as from a collision); knock against with force or violence; come upon, as if by accident; dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward; assign to a lower position; remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
  • encounter a minor short-term fight ; a casual or unexpected convergence; a casual meeting with a person or thing ; a hostile disagreement face-to-face ; come together; come upon, as if by accident; be beset by; experience as a reaction; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
chance as in a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  • "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"
  • "now is your chance"

Synonyms

  • opportunity a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
chance as in 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"

Synonyms

  • luck your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome
  • fortune an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; a large amount of wealth or prosperity ; an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome; your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
  • hazard put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; put at risk; take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; a source of danger; an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; an obstacle on a golf course
chance as in a risk involving danger
  • "you take a chance when you let her drive"
chance as in 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"
  • "if that phone call is for me, chances are it's my wife"

Synonyms

  • probability a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; the quality of being probable
chance as in the possibility of future success
  • "his prospects as a writer are excellent"

Synonyms

  • prospect search for something desirable; explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals ; the possibility of future success; belief about (or mental picture of) the future ; someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.) ; the visual percept of a region; a prediction of the course of a disease

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