Another word for chance
The powers of uncertainty
fate, fortune, fortuity, hazard, lot, accident, luck, good luck, bad luck, destiny, outcome, cast, lottery, gamble, hap, adventure, contingency, coincidence, serendipity, randomness, blind chance, kismet, happening, future, doom, occurrence, happenstance*, the breaks*, hit*, Lady Luck*, Dame Fortune*, turn of the cards*, the way the cookie crumbles*, hazard of the dice*, luck of the draw*, heads or tails*; see also accident 2.
Probability; often plural
To take a chance
venture, stake, hazard, risk, wager, gamble, try, attempt, jeopardize, speculate, tempt fate, tempt fortune, trust to chance, trust to luck, run the risk, try one's luck, play with fire*, take a shot in the dark*, take a leap in the dark*, buy a pig in a poke*, go out on a limb*, chance one's luck*, chance it*, have a fling at*, take a fling at*, put all one's eggs in one basket*, skate on thin ice*, stick one's neck out*; see also gamble 1, risk. See syn. study at happen.
Another word for chancenoun
The quality shared by random, unintended, or unpredictable events or this quality regarded as the cause of such events:fortuitousness, fortuity, fortune, hap, hazard, luck. See certain
The likeliness of a given event occurring:likelihood, odds, possibility, probability, prospect (used in plural). See likely
An unexpected random event:accident, fluke, fortuity, hap, happenchance, happenstance, hazard. See certain, surprise
A favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances:break, occasion, opening, opportunity. (Informal) shot. See luck
A possibility of danger or harm:gamble, hazard, risk. See safety
To take place by chance:befall, hap, happen. See happen
To run the risk of:adventure, hazard, risk, venture. See safety
To find or meet by chance:bump into, come across, come on (or upon), find, happen on (or upon), light on (or upon), run across, run into, stumble on (or upon), tumble on. (Archaic) alight on (or upon). Idiom: meet up with. See meet