chance [-s, -'s] n
ME chea(u)nce < late L. cadent-, falling; see cadence.
- Accident; coincidence; fluke; fortuity.
- Gamble; hazard; risk; possibility of danger or harm.
- Likeliness; odds; probability; prospect; possibility of a given event occurring.
- Opportunity; occasion.
- Randomness; unpredictability.
- Phrase. “take my Chance with”: risk experiencing.
chance [-d] v
see chance, n.
- Befall; pass; happen to go by.
- Phrase. “Chance … on”: discover; encounter; come across; happen to find.