What is Chance?

Chance definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
the absence of any cause of events that can be predicted, understood, or controlled: often personified or treated as a positive agency: Chance governs all.
luck or fortune: a game of chance.
a possibility or probability of anything happening: a fifty-percent chance of success.
an opportune or favorable time; opportunity: Now is your chance.

Baseball. an opportunity to field the ball and make a put-out or assist.
a risk or hazard: Take a chance.
a share or ticket in a lottery or prize drawing: The charity is selling chances for a dollar each.
chances, probability: The chances are that the train hasn’t left yet.
Midland and Southern U.S. a quantity or number (usually followed by of).
Archaic. an unfortunate event; mishap.

verb (used without object), chanced, chanc