Complete Definition of "chance"

see|Chance
English

rank|filled|visit|follow|639|chance|happened|broken|trouble

Pronunciation
RP: IPA|/tʃɑːns/
US: IPA|/tʃæns/
audio|en-uk-chance.ogg|Audio (UK)
audio|en-us-chance.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
From OF. cheance < VL. cadentia < L. cadentem.

Noun
en-noun

  1. countable An opportunity or possibility.

#: ''We have the chance

  1. uncountable Random occurrence; luck.

#: Why leave it to chance when a few simple steps will secure the desired outcome?

  1. countable The probability of something happening.

#: There is a 30% chance of rain tomorrow.

Derived terms
fat chance

Translations
trans-top|an opportunity or possibility
Dutch: kans f, gelegenheid f, mogelijkheid f
Esperanto: ŝanco
Finnish: mahdollisuus
French: chance f
German: Gelegenheit f, Möglichkeit f
Hebrew: סיכוי (sikui) m
Indonesian: sempat|kesempatan
Italian: possibilità f, opportunità f
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Japanese: 機会 (きかい, kikai), チャンス (chansu)
Novial: chanse
Polish: szansa f, okazja f
Portuguese: chance f
Slovene: priložnost f
Spanish: probabilidad f
Swahili: nafasi
Swedish: chanse
Telugu: అవకాశము (1)
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trans-top|random occurrence
Czech: náhoda f
Dutch: toeval n
Finnish: sattuma
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German: Zufall m
Hebrew: מקרה (miqre) m
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trans-top|probability of sthg happening
Dutch: kans f
Finnish: mahdollisuus, todennäköisyys
German: Wahrscheinlichkeit f
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Verb
en-verb|chanc|ing

  1. To try or risk.

#: Shall we carry the umbrella, or chance it?

  1. To discover something by chance.

#: He chanced upon a kindly stranger who showed him the way.

Translations
trans-top|to try or risk
Finnish: ottaa riski
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trans-top|to discover by chance
Finnish: löytää/kohdata/tavata sattuma|sattumalta
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Translations to be checked
ttbc|Dutch: wagen n

References
R:Webster 1913
R:Online Etymology Dictionary

Category:1000 English basic words


French

Pronunciation
IPA|/ʃɑ̃s/
audio|Fr-Chance-fr-Paris.ogg|Audio (FR)

Noun
fr-noun|f

  1. chance
  2. luck

Related terms
avoir de la chance
chanceux


Portuguese

Noun
infl|pt|noun

  1. probability|Probability.

Related terms
sem chance|Sem chance.

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