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Idioms about chance

Origin of chance

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English chaunce, chance, chea(u)nce, from Old French chance, cheance from unattested Vulgar Latin cadentia “a befalling, happening”; see cadenza

synonym study for chance

11. See happen.

OTHER WORDS FROM chance

chance·less, adjectiveun·chanced, adjective
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How to use chance in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for chance

chance
/ (tʃɑːns) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of chance

chanceful, adjectivechanceless, adjective

Word Origin for chance

C13: from Old French cheance, from cheoir to fall, occur, from Latin cadere
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Other Idioms and Phrases with chance

chance

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