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prospect, outlook, shot, opportunity, odds, break, time, likelihood, hit, risk, advantage, future, lot, outcome, incidental, contingent, show, opening, liability, scope

Nearby words

champs-elysées, chan chan, chan., chanaan, chanc., chance, chance it, chance music, chance on, chance-medley, chanceful

Idioms

Origin of chance

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French chance, cheance < Vulgar Latin *cadentia a befalling, happening; see cadenza
SYNONYMS FOR chance
11 befall. See happen.
13 casual, fortuitous.
Related formschance·less, adjectiveun·chanced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chance

chance

/ (tʃɑːns) /

noun

verb

Derived Formschanceful, adjectivechanceless, adjective

Word Origin for chance

C13: from Old French cheance, from cheoir to fall, occur, from Latin cadere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with chance

chance


In addition to the idioms beginning with chance

  • chance it
  • chance on

also see:

  • 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
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