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Etymology

From Old French cheance < Vulgar Latin cadentia < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cadentem.

Noun

Singular
chance

Plural
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  1. (countable) An opportunity or possibility.
    We have the chance
  2. (uncountable) Random occurrence; luck.
    Why leave it to chance when a few simple steps will secure the desired outcome?
  3. (countable) The probability of something happening.
    There is a 30% chance of rain tomorrow.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to chance

Third person singular
chanc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to chance (third-person singular simple present chanc, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To try or risk.
    Shall we carry the umbrella, or chance it?
  2. To discover something by chance.
    He chanced upon a kindly stranger who showed him the way.

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

chance f. (plural chances)

  1. chance
  2. luck

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Portuguese

Noun

chance

  1. Probability.

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Spanish

Noun

chance f. (plural chances)

Singular
chance f.

Plural
chances f.

  1. chance

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