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Definitions of chance:
  • noun:   a risk involving danger
    Example: "You take a chance when you let her drive"
  • noun:   a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur
    Example: "We have a good chance of winning"
  • noun:   a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    Example: "Now is your chance"
  • noun:   an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    Example: "We ran into each other by pure chance"
  • verb:   be the case by chance
    Example: "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
  • verb:   take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • verb:   come upon, as if by accident; meet with
    Example: "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
  • name:  A male given name (rare: 1 in 14285 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #842)
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 20000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #2290)

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