Textual thesaurus for "chance"

(adj) casual

occurring or appearing or singled out by chance

seek help from casual passers-by; a casual meeting; a chance occurrence

(noun) probability

a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible

the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5

(noun) fortune, luck, hazard

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

(noun) prospect

the possibility of future success

his prospects as a writer are excellent

(noun) opportunity

a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington; now is your chance

(verb) bump, find, encounter, happen

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

(verb) take a chance, take chances, adventure, run a risk, hazard, gamble, risk

take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

When you buy these stocks you are gambling