chance chance  /ˈtʃæns/


  1. (n) a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  2. (n) an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
  3. (n) a risk involving danger
  4. (n) a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible
  5. (n) the possibility of future success
  6. (v) be the case by chance
  7. (v) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  8. (v) come upon, as if by accident; meet with
  9. (adj) occurring or appearing or singled out by chance

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  1. Anti-doping expert Werner Franke discusses whether clean athletes can ever really compete with cheaters, and the chances of catching a doper.
  2. As for the Japanese public, they will have the chance to make up their own minds about the film if The Cove is released in theaters after the festival.
  3. It is chance music in which nothing is left to chance -- as Cage eventually realized.


  1. Chance for storms again this afternoon, tonight

    The forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of showers and storms this afternoon and a 30 percent tonight in the Tulsa area.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Tulsa World

  2. Chance for more rain, storms this week

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The chance of rainy weather returns to the Charlotte area this week. The mountain and foothill regions saw rain this morning when a front moved through from the west. The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory until 7:30 a.m. for Burke and  McDowell counties after heavy showers moved slowly across the region this morning. The First Warn Storm Team is tracking the ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WCNC Charlotte

  3. Chance of isolated storms, then low humidity this week

    Cooler temperatures move in tonight along with a chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms, particularly in areas south of I-70, but no severe weather is expected, said Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson. We will start Tuesday with a chance of a stray shower, then more sun will move in, raising temperatures to the lower 80’s for areas that stay dry - a little cooler for areas that see rain ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton


  1. "No, it's not mine to lose, it's mine to win if I can get it," she said of the title. "There's three other people that are vying to win it. They have just as good a chance as I do. She's (Kvitova) a good player. I mean, I've actually thought...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Serena Williams Source: Herald Sun

  2. "We dedicate this victory to Spain," said midfielder Xavi, following the German triumph. "If we play on Sunday like we did (Wednesday), we will have a great chance. We played as we wanted to. Now it's a final against Holland, a great team...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Xavi Hernandez Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "Now, more American consumers will have the chance to purchase newer, more fuel efficient cars and the American economy will continue to get a much-needed boost," President Obama said in a statement.
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

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