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Definition of chance:

  1. A possibility; a likelihood; an opportunity; - with reference to a doubtful result; as, a chance to escape; a chance for life; the chances are all against him.
  2. A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; - in this sense often personified.
  3. By chance; perchance.
  4. Happening by chance; casual.
  5. Probability.
  6. The operation or activity of such agent.
  7. The supposed effect of such an agent; something that befalls, as the result of unknown or unconsidered forces; the issue of uncertain conditions; an event not calculated upon; an unexpected occurrence; a happening; accident; fortuity; casualty.
  8. To befall; to happen to.
  9. To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation.
  10. To take the chances of; to venture upon; - usually with it as object.

Synonyms:

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