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chance
n. a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"
chance, probability
n. 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"
hazard, chance, fortune, luck
n. 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"
chance, prospect
n. the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent"
chance, opportunity
n. a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
Chance
n. [the force that makes things happen without reason or cause]
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encounter, bump, chance, happen, find
v. 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"
take a chance, run a risk, take chances, adventure, hazard, risk, chance, gamble
v. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
chance
v. be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
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chance, casual
adj. occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"
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wager, bet
n. the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
venture
n. any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
speculation
n. taking a risk in the hope of a large gain but with recognition of the possibility of a large loss
likeliness, likelihood
n. the probability of a specified outcome
fate, destiny
n. an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
teras, monster
n. (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus
good fortune, good luck, fluke
n. a stroke of luck
wager, bet, stakes, stake
n. the money risked on a gamble
providence
n. a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
chance, prospect
n. the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent"
chance, opportunity
n. a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
wealthiness, wealth
n. the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money; "great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence"
richness, affluence
n. abundant wealth; "they studied forerunners of richness or poverty"; "the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty"
risk of exposure, risk
n. the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
fourth dimension, time
n. the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
theorize
v. form or construct theories; "he thinks and theorizes all day"
dare
v. to be courageous enough to try or do something; "I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others"
jeopardize, stake, adventure, hazard, venture
v. put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
menace
v. act in a threatening manner; "A menacing person"
unmindful, oblivious
adj. (followed by `to' or `of') lacking conscious awareness of; "oblivious of the mounting pressures for political reform"; "oblivious to the risks she ran"; "not unmindful of the heavy responsibility"
unlooked-for, out of the blue, unforeseen, unanticipated
adj. not anticipated; "unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden; "unforeseen circumstances"; "a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy"; "like a bolt out of the blue"
inadvertent, accidental
adj. happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally ; "with an inadvertent gesture she swept the vase off the table"; "accidental poisoning"; "an accidental shooting"
uncaused, fortuitous, causeless
adj. having no cause or apparent cause; "a causeless miracle"; "fortuitous encounters--strange accidents of fortune"; "we cannot regard artistic invention as...uncaused and unrelated to the times"
unwitting, unplanned, unintentional
adj. not done with purpose or intent; "an unintended slight"; "an unintentional pun"; "the offense was unintentional"; "an unwitting mistake may be overlooked"
adventitious
adj. associated by chance and not an integral part; "poetry is something to which words are the accidental, not by any means the essential form"- Frederick W. Robertson; "they had to decide whether his misconduct was adventitious or the result of a flaw in his character"
hit-or-miss, haphazard
adj. dependent upon or characterized by chance; "a haphazard plan of action"; "his judgment is rather hit-or-miss"
cooccurring, co-occurrent, simultaneous, concurrent, coinciding, coincidental, coincident
adj. occurring or operating at the same time; "a series of coincident events"
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ad hoc
adj. often improvised or impromptu; "an ad hoc committee meeting"
offhanded, offhand
adj. casually thoughtless or inconsiderate; "an offhand manner"; "she treated most men with offhand contempt"
uncontrived, unstudied
adj. not by design or artifice; unforced and impromptu; "an air of unstudied spontaneous utterance is apt to be painstakingly achieved"; "simple unstudied charm"
unexpected
adj. not planned; "an unexpected pregnancy"
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expected
adj. considered likely or probable to happen or arrive; "prepared for the expected attack"
knowing, intentional
adj. characterized by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
planned
adj. designed or carried out according to a plan; "the planned outlays for new equipment"
measured, calculated, deliberate
adj. carefully thought out in advance; "a calculated insult"; "with measured irony"
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Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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  • Adjectives
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Relationships
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  • Synonyms
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  • Antonyms
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