Definitions for bechancebɪˈtʃæns, -ˈtʃɑns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
be•chance*bɪˈtʃæns, -ˈtʃɑns(v.i.; v.t.)-chanced, -chanc•ing.
Origin of bechance:
1520–30; from phrase by chance
befall, bechance, betide(verb)
become of; happen to
"He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"
happen, befall, bechance(verb)
happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
"It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)
by chance; by accident
to befall; to chance; to happen to