chance [-s, -'s] n

ME chea(u)nce < late L. cadent-, falling; see cadence.

  1. Accident; coincidence; fluke; fortuity.
  2. Gamble; hazard; risk; possibility of danger or harm.
  3. Likeliness; odds; probability; prospect; possibility of a given event occurring.
  4. Opportunity; occasion.
  5. Randomness; unpredictability.
  6. Phrase. “take my Chance with”: risk experiencing.

chance [-d] v

see chance, n.

  1. Befall; pass; happen to go by.
  2. Phrase. “Chance … on”: discover; encounter; come across; happen to find.