What is chance?

  • (adj): Occurring or appearing or singled out by chance.
    Example: "A chance occurrence"
    Synonyms: accidental, casual
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on chance:

Chance (comics) - Publication History
... The first Chance is a mercenary and enemy of Spider-Man who first appeared in Web of Spider-Man #15 (June 1986) The second Chance first appeared in Fallen Angels vol ... Chance received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #2 ...
Darnall's Chance
... Darnall's Chance, also known as Buck House, Buck-Wardrop House, or James Wardrop House, is a historic home located at 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County ... Today, Darnall's Chance houses the Darnall's Chance House Museum, an historic house museum which opened to the public in 1988 ...
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Jean C. Chance
... Chance received her JM 1960, MA 1969 from the University of Florida ... In addition Chance has been a faculty member at UF since 1969 ... Persondata Name Chance, Jean C ...
Chance, Maryland - Demographics
... There were 161 households out of which 17.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "chance":

  • (noun): A possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances.
    Example: "Now is your chance"
    Synonyms: opportunity
  • (verb): Be the case by chance.
    Example: "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
  • (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"
    Synonyms: probability
  • (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"
    Synonyms: luck, fortune, hazard

Famous quotes containing the word chance:

    The whole force of the respectable circles to which I belonged, that respectable circle which knew as I did not the value of security won, the slender chance of replacing it if lost or abandoned, was against me ...
    Ida M. Tarbell (1857–1944)

    The maelstrom of fatherhood is a chance to show grace under real pressure, to be cool despite the chaos of your son’s room. That’s something that’s worth a fellow’s time.
    Hugh O’Neill (20th century)

    Those who wander in the world avowedly and purposely in pursuit of happiness, who view every scene of present joy with an eye to what may succeed, certainly are more liable to disappointment, misfortune and unhappiness, than those who give up their fate to chance and take the goods and evils of fortune as they come, without making happiness their study, or misery their foresight.
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)