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Chance vs. Lucky

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Chanceadverb

(obsolete) Perchance; perhaps.

Luckyadjective

(of people) Favoured by luck; fortunate; having good success or good fortune

‘a lucky adventurer’; ‘The downed pilot is very lucky to be alive.’;

Chancenoun

(countable) An opportunity or possibility.

‘We had the chance to meet the president last week.’;

Luckyadjective

Producing, or resulting in, good fortune

‘a lucky mistake’; ‘a lucky cast’; ‘a lucky hour’;

Chancenoun

(uncountable) Random occurrence; luck.

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

Luckyadjective

Favored by luck; fortunate; meeting with good success or good fortune; - said of persons; as, a lucky adventurer.

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Chancenoun

(countable) The probability of something happening.

‘There is a 30 percent chance of rain tomorrow.’;

Luckyadjective

Producing, or resulting in, good by chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate; as, a lucky mistake; a lucky cast; a lucky hour.

‘We doubt not of a fair and lucky war.’;

Chancenoun

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

Luckyadjective

blessed with good fortune;

‘considered himself lucky that the tornado missed his house’; ‘a lucky guess’;

Chanceadjective

Happening by chance, casual.

Luckyadjective

having or bringing good fortune;

‘my lucky day’;

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Chanceverb

To happen by chance, to occur.

‘It chanced that I found a solution the very next day.’;

Luckyadjective

tending to favor or bring good luck;

‘miracles are auspicious accidents’; ‘encouraging omens’; ‘a favorable time to ask for a raise’; ‘lucky stars’; ‘a prosperous moment to make a decision’;

Chanceverb

To befall; to happen to.

Chanceverb

To try or risk.

‘Shall we carry the umbrella, or chance a rainstorm?’;

Chanceverb

To discover something by chance.

‘He chanced upon a kindly stranger who showed him the way.’;

Chanceverb

(Belize) To rob, cheat or swindle someone.

‘I was chanced out of my money by that fast-talking salesman.’;

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Chancenoun

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

‘It is strictly and philosophically true in nature and reason that there is no such thing as chance or accident; it being evident that these words do not signify anything really existing, anything that is truly an agent or the cause of any event; but they signify merely men's ignorance of the real and immediate cause.’; ‘Any society into which chance might throw him.’; ‘That powerWhich erring men call Chance.’;

Chancenoun

The operation or activity of such agent.

‘By chance a priest came down that way.’;

Chancenoun

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.

‘In the field of observation, chance favors only the mind that is prepared.’; ‘It was a chance that happened to us.’; ‘The Knave of Diamonds tries his wily arts,And wins (O shameful chance!) the Queen of Hearts.’; ‘I spake of most disastrous chance.’;

Chancenoun

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.

‘So weary with disasters, tugged with fortune.That I would get my life on any chance,To mend it, or be rid on 't’;

Chancenoun

Probability.

Chanceverb

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

‘If a bird's nest chance to be before thee.’; ‘I chanced on this letter.’; ‘How chance, thou art returned so soon?’;

Chanceverb

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

‘Come what will, I will chance it.’;

Chanceverb

To befall; to happen to.

Chanceadjective

Happening by chance; casual.

Chanceadverb

By chance; perchance.

Chancenoun

a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances;

‘the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington’; ‘now is your chance’;

Chancenoun

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’;

Chancenoun

a risk involving danger;

‘you take a chance when you let her drive’;

Chancenoun

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’;

Chanceverb

be the case by chance;

‘I chanced to meet my old friend in the street’;

Chanceverb

take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;

‘When you buy these stocks you are gambling’;

Chanceverb

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’;

Chanceadjective

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’;

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