What is Chance ?

Chance is (noun) 1. a possibility, likelihood There is no chance of rain in August. What are their chances of survival in this weather? 2. opportunity I’ve been waiting for a chance to speak to the Prime Minister. I wish I had the chance to visit South Africa. 3. luck It was pure chance or it was quite by chance that we were travelling on the same bus. (NOTE: the meanings: chance of + ing = possibility of doing something; chance to = opportunity to do something)(verb) 1. to do something by chance She chanced to look round as she came up to her. The car in front of us chanced to turn right. 2. to chance it to try to do something which is risky The sky looks grey, but I think I’ll chance it without an umbrella.


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level