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chance

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    Definition of chance in English Dictionary

  • NounPLchancesSUF-ance
    1. NC An opportunity or possibility.
      1. Here was my chance. I took the old man aside, and two or three glasses of Old Crow launched him into reminiscence.
    2. NU Random occurrence; luck.
      1. Why leave it to chance when a few simple steps will secure the desired outcome? ‎
    3. NC The probability of something happening.
      1. There is a 30 percent chance of rain tomorrow. ‎
    4. NC (archaic) What befalls or happens to a person; their lot or fate.
    5. VerbSGchancesPRchancingPT, PPchanced
      1. (archaic) VI To happen by chance, to occur.
        1. It chanced that I found a solution the very next day.
      2. (archaic) VT To befall; to happen to.
        1. To try or risk.
          1. Shall we carry the umbrella, or chance a rainstorm?
        2. To discover something by chance.
          1. He chanced upon a kindly stranger who showed him the way.
      3. AdjectiveCOMmore chanceSUPmost chance
        1. (rare) Happening by chance, casual.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • After having an affair with a junior, her chances of promotion were seriously jeopardized.
            • Another Wilkinson attempt was charged down before a fine clearing run and kick from Ashton and burgled Scottish line-out worked a penalty chance from wide left.
            • The Baggies had offered little threat until the 28th minute, but when their first chance came it was a clear one.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • When I was offered a placement working at the South Pole, I jumped at the chance.
            • They're either telling you where to shove it, if you're winning, or telling you where they'd like to shove it given half the chance.
            • During his university days he would bed-hop whenever he got the chance.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Intransitive verbs
                    • Transitive verbs
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                  1. fr chance
                  2. en chances
                  3. fr chances
                  4. en chanced
                  5. en chancellor
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                  Grammatically, this word "chance" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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