Definition for chance

adjective as in accidental, unforeseeable

noun as in possibility, probability

noun as in gamble, risk


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Few of those who say they are “probably” going to vote for one candidate say there is a “chance” they would vote for the other candidate, suggesting that some of these “swing” voters may not vote on Election Day, the pollsters said.

In Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court voted on a strict party line, with the court’s two Republicans partially dissenting, writing in a separate opinion that the Green Party ticket should have been given a chance to fix its paperwork.

The news was bleak—Paul would need a kidney transplant if he had any chance of living a long life.

Clearly, some state polls missed the mark in 2016, leading forecasts to assume he had less of a chance of winning than he did.

When the NHL playoffs began, the bookmakers didn’t give the Dallas Stars much of a chance to win the Stanley Cup.

With chemotherapy, her doctors give her at least an 80 percent chance of survival.

At the moment, the only chance I get is when I go do Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?

Do those things," he said,  "and you'll have half a chance of being successful.

Heinold's First and Last Chance, Oakland (Jack London, Taft) You can thank Johnny Heinold for your favorite Jack London book.

If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.

Instead of giving you a chance to say, "He has made a mistake," he forced you to say, "He has shown how to get out of a mistake."

Few of us there are who would not gladly read and speak several more languages if we had the chance of doing so.

In running over many words, the intellect might be arrested by chance.

But it was my only chance then; or rather I had seen enough of business to avoid making mistakes when I could.

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On this page you'll find 334 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to chance, such as: contingent, incidental, adventitious, at random, by the way, and casual.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.