Chanceful Chance"ful, a. Hazardous. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • chanceful — [chansfəl, chänsfəl] adj. 1. eventful 2. Archaic a) dependent on chance b) risky …   English World dictionary

  • chanceful — adjective Date: 1594 1. archaic casual 2. full of chance or uncertainty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chanceful — chancefully, adv. /chans feuhl, chahns /, adj. 1. full of chance or chances. 2. Archaic. a. dependent on chance. b. risky. [1585 95; CHANCE + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • chanceful — adj. of uncertain outcome; risky, dangerous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chanceful — chance·ful …   English syllables

  • chanceful — adjective of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog New Yorker • Syn: ↑chancy, ↑dicey, ↑dodgy • Similar to: ↑dangerous, ↑unsafe …   Useful english dictionary

  • chancy — adj. 1. depending on chance. Syn: chanceful, dicey, dodgy, hazardous, risky. [WordNet 1.5] 2. subject to accident or chance or change. Syn: fluky, flukey, iffy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the casual —    (the) an institution which housed the destitute    A shortened form of the British casual ward, accommodation available for tramps arriving on foot without reservation at uncertain intervals. Those who tramped the road and slept in such places …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • chance — /tʃæns / (say chans), /tʃans / (say chahns) noun 1. the absence of any known reason why an event should turn out one way rather than another, spoken of as if it were a real agency: chance governs all. 2. fortune; fate; luck. 3. a possibility or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • chancefully — adverb see chanceful …   Useful english dictionary

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