Define:

chance (http://definr.com/chance)

adj : 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" [syn: accidental,

casual, chance(a)]

n 1: a possibility due to a favorable combination of

circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to

visit Washington"; "now is your chance" [syn: opportunity]

2: 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"

[syn: luck, fortune, hazard]

3: a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her

drive"

4: 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" [syn: probability]

v 1: be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in

the street"

2: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you

buy these stocks you are gambling" [syn: gamble, risk,

hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, {take

a chance}]

3: 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" [syn: find, happen, bump,

encounter]