chance [chans, chahns] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||accident, advantage, adventure, bad luck, break, cast, casualty, coincidence, contingency, destination, destiny, doom, even chance, fluke, fortuity, fortune, future, gamble, good luck, hap, haphazard, happening, hazard, heads or tails, hit*, in the cards, kismet, lot, lottery, luck out, lucky break, misfortune, occurrence, odds, outcome, peradventure, peril, providence, risk, stroke of luck, throw of the dice, toss-up, turn of the cards, way the cookie crumbles, wheel of fortune|
|Antonyms:||aim, design, plan, scheme|
|Part of Speech:||adjective|
|Synonyms:||arbitrary, casual, chance, contingent, fluke, fluky, fortunate, haphazard, happy, incidental, luck in, luck out, lucky-dog, odd, providential, random, serendipitous, unforeseen, unplanned|
|Notes:||accidental stresses chance; fortuitous so strongly suggests chance that it often connotes absence of cause
aleatory refers to the present or future while fortuitous is more about past events
fortunate means having unexpected good fortune or luck; fortuitous means happening by chance or coming or occurring by accident or without any known cause
|Antonyms:||calculated, deliberate, designed, intentional, planned, unlucky|
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||abound, be common, be current, be prevalent, be usual, be victorious, be widespread, beat, best, carry, come out on top, command, conquer, domineer, exist generally, gain, get there, go great guns, go places, hit pay dirt, luck out, make it, make out, master, move out, obtain, overcome, overrule, predominate, preponderate, prove, reign, succeed, take off, triumph, win|
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||accomplish, amass, arrive, attain, chalk up, connect, flourish, gain, gain advantage, get*, hit pay dirt, impress, luck out, make a killing, make an impression, make the grade, notch, procure, prosper, pull off, put over, rack up, reach, realize, secure, take the cake, thrive, triumph, win|
|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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|Concept:||[more]. [Result of search or inquiry] Discovery.|
discovery, detection, disenchantment; ascertainment, disclosure, find, revelation., trover.
discover, find, determine, evolve; fix upon; find out, trace out, make out, hunt out, fish out, worm out, ferret out, root out; fathom; bring out, draw out; educe, elicit, bring to light; dig up, grub up, fish up; unearth, disinter., solve, resolve; unriddle, unravel, unlock; pick the lock, open the lock; find a clue, find a clew to; interpret; disclose., trace, get at; hit it, have it; lay one's finger upon, lay one's hands upon; spot; get at the truth, arrive at the truth [more]; put the saddle on the right horse, hit the right nail an the head, hit the nail an the head., be near the truth, burn; smoke, scent, sniff, smell a rat., open the eyes to; see through, see daylight, see in its true colors, see the cloven foot; detect; catch, catch tripping., pitch upon, fall upon, light upon, hit upon, stumble upon, pop upon; come across; meet with, fall in with., recognize, realize, verify, make certain of, identify.
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