Idioms for chance

Origin of chance

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French chance, cheance < Vulgar Latin *cadentia a befalling, happening; see cadenza

OTHER WORDS FROM chance

chance·less, adjectiveun·chanced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chance on

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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Idioms and Phrases with chance on (1 of 2)

chance on

Also, chance upon. Happen upon, find or meet accidentally, as in In Paris we chanced on a wonderful little restaurant, or Andrew chanced upon his karate teacher in the health-food store. [Mid-1500s]

Idioms and Phrases with chance on (2 of 2)

chance

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