Chance

I
(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Absence of assignable cause.
<- N
PARAG:Chance->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ chance
chance
indetermination
accident
fortune
hazard
hap
haphazard
chance medley
random
luck
raccroc
casualty
contingence
adventure
hit
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ fate
fate
&c.(necessity) 601
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ equal chance
equal chance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ lottery
lottery
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ tombola
tombola
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ toss up
toss up
&c. 621
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ turn of the table
turn of the table
turn of the cards
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ hazard of the die
hazard of the die
chapter of accidents
fickle finger of fate
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ cast of the dice
cast of the dice
throw of the dice
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ heads or tails
heads or tails
flip of a coin
wheel of Fortune
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ sortes
sortes
sortes Virgilianae
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ probability
probability
possibility
odds
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ long odds
long odds
run of luck
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ accidentalness
accidentalness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ main chance
main chance
odds on
favorable odds
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ contingency
contingency
dependence
=>(uncertainty)
???>475
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ situation
situation
=>(circumstance)
???>8
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ statistics
statistics
theory of Probabilities
theory of Chances
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ bookmaking
bookmaking
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ assurance
assurance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ speculation
speculation
gaming
&c. 621
PARAG:Chance->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ chance
chance
hap
turn up
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fall to one's lot
fall to one's lot
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be one's-fate
be one's-fate
&c. 601
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ stumble on light upon
stumble on light upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ take one's chance
take one's chance
&c. 621
PARAG:Chance->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ casual
casual
fortuitous
accidental
adventitious
causeless
incidental
contingent
uncaused
undetermined
indeterminate
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ random
random
statistical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ possible
possible
&c. 470
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unintentional
unintentional
&c. 621
PARAG:Chance->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ by chance
by chance
accidentally
by accident
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ casually
casually
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ perchance
perchance
&c.(possibly) 470
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ for aught one knows
for aught one knows
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ as good would have it
as good would have it
as bad would have it
as luck would have it
as ill-luck would have it
as chance would have it
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ as it may be
as it may be
as it may chance
as it may turn up
as it may happen
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ as the case may be
as the case may be
II
(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Absence of purpose in the succession of events.
<- N
PARAG:Chance->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ chance
chance
&c. 156
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ lot
lot
fate
&c.(necessity) 601
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ luck
luck
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ good luck
good luck
&c.(good) 618
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ mascot
mascot
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ speculation
speculation
venture
stake
game of chance
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ mere shot
mere shot
random shot
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ blind bargain
blind bargain
leap in the dark
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ pig in a poke
pig in a poke
&c.(uncertainty) 475
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fluke
fluke
potluck
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ faro bank
faro bank
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ flyer
flyer
???>*
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ limit drawing lots
limit drawing lots
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ sortilegy
sortilegy
sortition|
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ sortes
sortes
sortes Virgilianae
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ rouge et noir
rouge et noir
hazard
ante
chuck-a-luck
crack-loo
=>(U.S.)
craps
faro
roulette
pitch and toss
chuck
farthing
cup tossing
heads or tails cross and pile
poker-dice
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ wager
wager
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ bet
bet
betting
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ gambling
gambling
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ the turf
the turf
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ gaming house
gaming house
gambling house
betting house
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ bucket shop
bucket shop
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ joint
joint
???>*
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ totalizator
totalizator
totalizer
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ hell
hell
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ betting ring
betting ring
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ dice
dice
dice box
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ dicer
dicer
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ gambler
gambler
gamester
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ man of the turf
man of the turf
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ adventurer
adventurer
PARAG:Chance->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ chance
chance
&c.(hap) 156
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ stand a chance
stand a chance
&c.(be possible) 470
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ toss up
toss up
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cast lots
cast lots
draw lots
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ leave to chance
leave to chance
trust to chance
leave to the chapter of accidents
trust to the chapter of accidents
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ tempt fortune
tempt fortune
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ chance it
chance it
take one's chance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ run the risk
run the risk
run the chance
incur the risk
incur the chance
encounter the risk
encounter the chance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ stand the hazard of the die
stand the hazard of the die
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ speculate
speculate
try one's luck
set on a cast
raffle
put into a lottery
buy a pig in a poke
shuffle the cards
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ risk
risk
venture
hazard
stake
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ ante
ante
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ lay
lay
lay a wager
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ make a bet
make a bet
wager
bet
gamble
game
play for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ play at chuck farthing
play at chuck farthing
PARAG:Chance->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ fortuitous
fortuitous
&c. 156
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unintentional
unintentional
unintended
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ accidental
accidental
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ not meant
not meant
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ undesigned
undesigned
unpurposed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unpremeditated
unpremeditated
&c. 612
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unforeseen
unforeseen
never thought of
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ indiscriminate
indiscriminate
promiscuous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ undirected
undirected
random
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ aimless
aimless
driftless
designless
purposeless
causeless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ without purpose
without purpose
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ possible
possible
&c. 470
PARAG:Chance->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ casually
casually
&c. 156
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ unintentionally
unintentionally
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ unwittingly
unwittingly
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ en passant
en passant
by the way
incidentally
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ as it may happen
as it may happen
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ at random
at random
at a venture
at haphazard

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