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Another word for chance

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Noun
  1. The quality shared by random, unintended, or unpredictable events or this quality regarded as the cause of such events

    See also:

    certain

  2. The likeliness of a given event occurring

      1. Chances.
      2. Financial expectations, especially of success.
      3. Apparent chance for success
      1. The likelihood that a given event will occur:
      2. (--- Statistics) A number, ranging from zero to one, expressing either the projected likelihood that a specific event will occur or the observed ratio of the number of actual occurrences to the number of possible occurrences.
      3. A probable situation, condition, or event:
      1. The fact or state of being possible:
      2. Capacity for future success; potential; promise
      3. Something that is possible:
      1. The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening.
      2. A certain number of points given beforehand to a weaker side in a contest to equalize the chances of all participants.
      3. An amount or degree by which one thing exceeds or falls short of another:
      1. The state of being probable; probability.
      2. Something that is likely to happen
      3. The fact of being likely to happen; probability
    See also:

    likely

  3. An unexpected random event

  4. A favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances

    See also:

    luck

  5. A possibility of danger or harm

      1. The chance of injury, damage, or loss; dangerous chance; hazard
      2. One considered with respect to the possibility of loss:
      3. A person or thing with reference to the risk involved in providing insurance
      1. Risk or danger:
      2. (Sports) An obstacle, such as a sand trap, found on a golf course.
      3. Risk; peril; danger; jeopardy
      1. An act or undertaking of uncertain outcome; a risk:
      2. An act or undertaking involving risk of a loss
      3. A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.
    See also:

    safety

Verb
  1. To take place by chance

    See also:

    happen

  2. To run the risk of

    See also:

    safety

Adjective
  1. Occurring unexpectedly

    See also:

    surprise

  2. Having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure

    See also:

    planned

Another word for chance

Noun
  1. The powers of uncertainty

  2. A possibility

      1. A winding of one thing around another
      2. A momentary shock or scare:
      3. A change or deviation, as in a trend:
      1. (Mining) A place where a mineral deposit is sought or found
      2. Something presented to the eye; a scene:
      3. The direction in which an object, such as a building, faces; an outlook.
      1. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
      2. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
      3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
      1. A favorable chance or occasion; opportunity
      2. An unfilled position or office for which a person is wanted
      3. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
  3. An uncertainty

      1. (--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
      2. A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture.
      3. A thought or conjecture
      1. A bet, wager, or other gambling venture.
      2. A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.
      3. An act or undertaking of uncertain outcome; a risk:
      1. A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain.
      2. Something on which a risk is taken, as the merchandise in a commercial enterprise or a stake in gambling
      3. An undertaking that is dangerous, daring, or of uncertain outcome.
  4. Probability; often plural

    See also:

    probability

Verb
  1. To happen

    See also:

    happen

  2. To take a chance