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Chance vs. Choice

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  • Chance (adverb)

    Perchance; perhaps.

  • Chance (noun)

    An opportunity or possibility.

    "We had the chance to meet the president last week."

  • Chance (noun)

    Random occurrence; luck.

    "Why leave it to chance when a few simple steps will secure the desired outcome?"

  • Chance (noun)

    The probability of something happening.

    "There is a 30 percent chance of rain tomorrow."

  • Chance (noun)

    What befalls or happens to a person; their lot or fate.

  • Chance (adjective)

    Happening chance, casual.

  • Chance (verb)

    To happen by chance, to occur.

    "It chanced that I found a solution the very next day."

  • Chance (verb)

    To befall; to happen to.

  • Chance (verb)

    To try or risk.

    "Shall we carry the umbrella, or chance a rainstorm?"

  • Chance (verb)

    To discover something by chance.

    "He chanced upon a kindly stranger who showed him the way."

  • Chance (verb)

    To rob, cheat or swindle someone.

    "I was chanced out of my money by that fast-talking salesman."

  • Choice (noun)

    An option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something.

    "Do I have a choice of what color to paint it?"

  • Choice (noun)

    The power to choose.

    "She didn't leave us much choice."

  • Choice (noun)

    One selection or preference; that which is chosen or decided; the outcome of a decision.

    "The ice cream sundae is a popular choice for dessert."

  • Choice (noun)

    Anything that can be chosen.

    "You have three choices: vanilla, strawberry or chocolate"

  • Choice (noun)

    The best or most preferable part.

  • Choice (noun)

    Care and judgement in selecting; discrimination, selectiveness.

  • Choice (noun)

    A sufficient number to choose among.

  • Choice (adjective)

    Especially good or preferred.

    "It's a choice location, but you will pay more to live there."

  • Choice (adjective)

    Cool; excellent.

    "Choice! I'm going to the movies."

  • Choice (adjective)

    Careful in choosing; discriminating.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Chance (noun)

    A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; - in this sense often personified.

  • Chance (noun)

    The operation or activity of such agent.

  • Chance (noun)

    The supposed effect of such an agent; something that befalls, as the result of unknown or unconsidered forces; the issue of uncertain conditions; an event not calculated upon; an unexpected occurrence; a happening; accident; fortuity; casualty.

  • Chance (noun)

    A possibility; a likelihood; an opportunity; - with reference to a doubtful result; as, a chance to escape; a chance for life; the chances are all against him.

  • Chance (noun)

    Probability.

  • Chance (verb)

    To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation.

  • Chance

    To take the chances of; to venture upon; - usually with it as object.

  • Chance

    To befall; to happen to.

  • Chance (adjective)

    Happening by chance; casual.

  • Chance (adverb)

    By chance; perchance.

  • Choice (noun)

    Act of choosing; the voluntary act of selecting or separating from two or more things that which is preferred; the determination of the mind in preferring one thing to another; election.

  • Choice (noun)

    The power or opportunity of choosing; option.

  • Choice (noun)

    Care in selecting; judgment or skill in distinguishing what is to be preferred, and in giving a preference; discrimination.

  • Choice (noun)

    A sufficient number to choose among.

  • Choice (noun)

    The thing or person chosen; that which is approved and selected in preference to others; selection.

  • Choice (noun)

    The best part; that which is preferable.

  • Choice (adjective)

    Worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable.

  • Choice (adjective)

    Preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; - used with of; as, to be choice of time, or of money.

  • Choice (adjective)

    Selected with care, and due attention to preference; deliberately chosen.

Webster Dictionary
  • Chance (noun)

    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances;

    "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"

    "now is your chance"

  • Chance (noun)

    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 (noun)

    a risk involving danger;

    "you take a chance when you let her drive"

  • Chance (noun)

    a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur;

    "what is the probability of rain?"

    "we have a good chance of winning"

  • Chance (verb)

    be the case by chance;

    "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"

  • Chance (verb)

    take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;

    "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

  • Chance (verb)

    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"

  • Chance (adjective)

    occurring or appearing or singled out by chance;

    "their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship"

    "seek help from casual passers-by"

    "a casual meeting"

    "a chance occurrence"

  • Choice (noun)

    the person or thing chosen or selected;

    "he was my pick for mayor"

  • Choice (noun)

    the act of choosing or selecting;

    "your choice of colors was unfortunate"

    "you can take your pick"

  • Choice (noun)

    one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen;

    "what option did I have?"

    "there no other alternative"

    "my only choice is to refuse"

  • Choice (adjective)

    of superior grade;

    "choice wines"

    "prime beef"

    "prize carnations"

    "quality paper"

    "select peaches"

  • Choice (adjective)

    appealing to refined taste;

    "choice wine"

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