verb (used without object), chanced, chanc·ing.
verb (used with object), chanced, chanc·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR chance
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Idioms for chance
Origin of chance
synonym study for chance
OTHER WORDS FROM chancechanceless, adjectiveun·chanced, adjective
Words nearby chance
How to use chance in a sentence
Few of those who say they are “probably” going to vote for one candidate say there is a “chance” they would vote for the other candidate, suggesting that some of these “swing” voters may not vote on Election Day, the pollsters said.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
In Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court voted on a strict party line, with the court’s two Republicans partially dissenting, writing in a separate opinion that the Green Party ticket should have been given a chance to fix its paperwork.
The news was bleak—Paul would need a kidney transplant if he had any chance of living a long life.
Clearly, some state polls missed the mark in 2016, leading forecasts to assume he had less of a chance of winning than he did.If voters are wary of stating support for Trump in polls, why does he outperform GOP Senate candidates?|Philip Bump|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
When the NHL playoffs began, the bookmakers didn’t give the Dallas Stars much of a chance to win the Stanley Cup.Teams Don’t Win The Stanley Cup With A Goal Deficit. Can The Dallas Stars Change That?|Terrence Doyle|September 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
With chemotherapy, her doctors give her at least an 80 percent chance of survival.
At the moment, the only chance I get is when I go do Late Night with Seth Meyers.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?
Do those things," he said, "and you'll have half a chance of being successful.
Heinold's First and Last Chance, Oakland (Jack London, Taft) You can thank Johnny Heinold for your favorite Jack London book.
If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Instead of giving you a chance to say, "He has made a mistake," he forced you to say, "He has shown how to get out of a mistake."Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Few of us there are who would not gladly read and speak several more languages if we had the chance of doing so.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
In running over many words, the intellect might be arrested by chance.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
But it was my only chance then; or rather I had seen enough of business to avoid making mistakes when I could.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for chance
- the unknown and unpredictable element that causes an event to result in a certain way rather than another, spoken of as a real force
- (as modifier)a chance meeting Related adjective: fortuitous
- accidentallyhe slipped by chance
- perhapsdo you by chance have a room?
Derived forms of chancechanceful, adjectivechanceless, adjective
Word Origin for chance
Idioms and Phrases with chance
In addition to the idioms beginning with chance
- chance it
- chance on
- by chance
- Chinaman's chance
- eye to the main chance
- fat chance
- fighting chance
- jump at (the chance)
- not have an earthly chance
- on the (off) chance
- snowball's chance in hell
- sporting chance
- stand a chance
- take a chance
- take one's chances