Definition of chance adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//tʃɑːns//
; NAmE NAmE//tʃæns//
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[only before noun] not planned synonym unplanned a chance meeting/encounter Word Origin Middle English: from Old French cheance, from cheoir ‘fall, befall’, based on Latin cadere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chance