1. An event that happens, falls out or takes place, without being contrived, intended, expected or foreseen; the effect of an unknown cause, or the unusual or unexpected effect of a known cause; accident; casualty; fortuitous event; as, time and chance happen to all.

By chance a priest came down that way. Luke 10.

2. Fortune; what fortune may bing; as, they must take their chance.

3. An event, good or evil; success or misfortune; luck.

4. Possibility of an occurrence; opportunity.

You ladyship may have a chance to escape this address.

CHANCE, v.i. To happen; to fall out; to come or arrive without design, or expectation.

If a birds nest chance to be before thee. Deut. 22.

Ah Casca, tell us what hath chanced to day.

CHANCE, a. Happening by chance; casual; as a chance comer.