**Adjective**chance has 1 sense

- accidental, casual, chance - occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship"; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"

Antonym:_{ }planned (indirect, via unplanned)

**Noun**chance has 4 senses

- opportunity, chance - a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"

--_{1}is a kind of possibility, possibleness

--_{1}has particulars:brass ring; day; fresh start, clean slate, tabula rasa; hearing, audience; hunting ground; occasion; opening; room; say; shot, crack; street; throw Derived form: verb chance _{1} - luck, fortune, chance, hazard - an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"

--_{2}is a kind of phenomenon

--_{2}has particulars:bad luck, mischance, mishap; tossup, toss-up, even chance Derived form: verb chance _{1} - chance - a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"

--_{3}is a kind of risk, peril, danger

Derived form: verb chance _{2} - probability, chance - a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; "what is the probability of rain?"; "we have a good chance of winning"

--_{4}is a kind of measure, quantity, amount

--_{4}has particulars:conditional probability, contingent probability; cross section; exceedance; fair chance, sporting chance; fat chance, slim chance; joint probability; risk, risk of exposure; risk, risk of infection

**Verb**chance has 3 senses

- chance - be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"

--_{1}is one way to happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place

Sample sentence:Derived forms: noun chance _{1}, noun chance_{2}

Something ----s

- gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

--_{2}is one way to try, seek, attempt, essay, assay

Sample sentence:Derived form: noun chance _{3}

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

- find, happen, chance, bump, encounter - come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"

Sample sentence:

Somebody ----s something