chance [chans, chahns] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||attempt, cast lots, draw lots, gamble, go out on a limb, have a fling at, hazard, jeopardize, play with fire, plunge, put eggs in one basket, put it on the line, roll the dice, run the risk, skate on thin ice, speculate, stake, stick one's neck out, take shot in the dark, tempt fate, tempt fortune, toss up, try, venture, wager, wildcat|
|Antonyms:||aim, design, plan, scheme, understand|
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||take a chance|
|Synonyms:||advance, assay, attempt, bet, brave, challenge, chance, dare, dare say, defy, endanger, essay, experiment, expose, feel, front*, gamble, get down, go out on a limb, grope, have a fling at, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, lay open, make a stab at, make bold, operate, play for, play the market, presume, put in jeopardy, put up, risk, speculate, stake, stick one's neck out, take a crack at, take a flyer, take a plunge, try, try out, volunteer, wager|
|Concept:||[Absence of purpose in the succession of events] Chance.|
|Category:||1. Conceptional Volition|
chance; lot, fate (necessity); luck; good luck (good); mascot., speculation, venture, stake, game of chance; mere shot, random shot; blind bargain, leap in the dark; pig in a poke (uncertainty); fluke, potluck; faro bank; flyer; limit., drawing lots; sortilegy, sortition; sortes, sortes Virgilianae; rouge et noir, hazard, ante, chuck-a-luck, crack-loo [U.S.], craps, faro, roulette, pitch and toss, chuck, farthing, cup tossing, heads or talls, cross and pile, poker-dice; wager; bet, betting; gambling; the turf., gaming house, gambling house, betting house; bucket shop; joint; totalizator, totalizer; hell; betting ring; dice, dice box; dicer; gambler, gamester; man of the turf; adventurer.
chance (hap); stand a chance (be possible)., toss up; cast lots, draw lots; leave to chance, trust to chance, leave to the chapter of accidents, trust to the chapter of accidents; tempt fortune; chance it, take one's chance; run the risk, run the chance, incur the risk, incur the chance, encounter the risk, encounter the chance; stand the hazard of the die., speculate, try one's luck, set on a cast, raffle, put into a lottery, buy a pig in a poke, shuffle the cards., risk, venture, hazard, stake; ante; lay, lay a wager; make a bet, wager, bet, gamble, game, play for; play at chuck farthing.
casually; unintentionally; unwittingly., en passant, by the way, incidentally; as it may happen; at random, at a venture, at haphazard.
acierta errando; dextro tempore; "fearful concatenation of circumstances" [D. Webster]; "fortuitous combination of circumstances" [Dickens]; le jeu est le fils d'avarice et le pere du desespoic; "the happy combination of fortuitous circumstances" [Scott]; "the fortuitous or casual concourse of
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