- 1an opportunity to do something
- 2the possibility of something happening
- 3luck or fortune
Using chance: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "chance" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I had a chance to visit Paris last year.
There's a good chance that it will rain today.
He took a chance and invested all his savings in the stock market.
She was given a second chance to prove herself.
chance Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using chance
You think he'll lend you money? Fat chance!
There's only a chance in a million that we'll win the lottery.
Do you think he'll change his mind? Not a chance!
Phrases with chance
I met my old friend by chance at the airport.
I decided to take a chance and apply for the job even though I didn't meet all the requirements.
stand a chance
to have a possibility of success
If you don't study, you won't stand a chance of passing the exam.
Origins of chance
from Old French 'cheance', from cheoir 'to fall'
Summary: chance in Brief
The term 'chance' [tʃæns] refers to an opportunity or possibility of something happening, as well as luck or fortune. It can be used in phrases like 'by chance,' indicating unexpected occurrences, and 'take a chance,' meaning to do something risky. Idioms like 'a fat chance' and 'not a chance' express extreme unlikelihood or impossibility.